The “visible injuries” discovered on the body of SCDF full-time national serviceman Corporal Kok Yuen Chin were sustained during his attempted rescue.
Said the police in a statement:
“Preliminary investigation findings from police as well as findings from the pathologist indicate that the injuries were sustained in the well and during the rescue process.”
CPL Kok died in what’s believed to be a pre-ORD ragging gone wrong on Sunday (13 May).
He was found unconscious at the bottom of a 12m-deep fire station pump well which after it was drained of water.
Prior to that, other SCDF personnel had jumped into the well when CPL Kok didn’t resurface in an attempt to rescue him.
When identifying his body, CPL Kok’s father said he saw injuries on his cheek and forehead, and two of his teeth were missing.
The older Kok said his son could have hit his head when he entered the well, fell unconscious, and drowned.
A Board of Inquiry has been commissioned to investigate CPL Kok’s death and its findings will be made public.