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Bukit Batok tragedy: Husband is A*Star researcher

Postby smartmummy » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:28 am

So sad to hear the news.What caused her to make this decision at this age (46).The elder DD 16 yrs old.The husband said she angry often over small issues.My deepest condolence to the family.

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+New ... 74059.html

SINGAPORE - The husband of the woman who fell to her death with her daughter early Friday morning from their Bukit Batok flat last week is a researcher with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star).

Dr Bao Xiaoming who received his doctorate from the prestigious Jiaotong University in Shanghai, has worked for more than seven years at A*Star's Institute for Infocomm Research.

Dr Bao's wife, Madam He Xuejing, 46, and their daughter Peiqin fell 12 storeys from the bedroom window.

The Straits Times reported that Madam He died on impact, but Peiqin struggled for 20 minutes before succumbing to her injuries, according to eyewitnesses.

Dr Bao appeared calm on Saturday morning, when he showed up at the mortuary to identify the bodies, with two colleagues and his elder daughter Peijia, 16.

The family, originally from Shanghai, China, are now Singaporeans. They have no relatives here. He received a late-night visit on Friday from his MP, Madam Halimah Yacob, who offered her condolences and asked if he needed help.

The MP for Jurong GRC told The Sunday Times that the husband was naturally sad but was rather calm, she also added that that Dr Bao was not sure how to make funeral arrangements, but has since been assisted by grassroots leaders.

She continued to add: "This is a tragic case and healing will take some time, but I hope for the best for the family."

The family moved into their newly renovated flat at Bukit Batok Street 24 last December, and Peiqin had attended the nearby Keming Primary School.

Her principal said she was a well-behaved and hard- working pupil.

Dr Bao did not claim the bodies on Saturday, as he is waiting for his relatives from Shanghai and the United States to arrive in Singapore on Monday before holding the wake.

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Re: Bukit Batok tragedy: Husband is A*Star researcher

Postby dingdongrc » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:40 am

Think its a rather dated news. The papers subsequently reported that the wife was suffering from mental disorder and was feeling highly insecured. Led her into a lot of silly thoughts. When one has lost sanity, she most probably thought that by bring her child with her, she was making a good motherly decision...

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