316A Yishun Ave 9: 14-Year-Old Commits Suicide After Unaccompanied Police Interrogation

 
 

In one of the most controversial cases of 2016, 14-year-old Benjamin Lim fell from his 14th storey flat after being interrogated by the police... alone. Earlier that day, five plainclothes policemen arrived at his school and escorted him to the station to be questioned in connection with an allegation involving outrage of modesty. With no lawyers or parents present, he confessed to touching his accuser. Unable to deal with the subsequent pressure and fallout, he tragically commits suicide 90 minutes later.

 
 

Whether he's guilty or not remains unclear, but his terribly-managed case sparked countless discussions and debates throughout the rest of the year.

Photos: The Straits Times, The Online Citizen