Man charged with causing death of 73-year-old hit on the head by falling bottle

Man charged with causing death of 73-year-old hit on the head by falling bottle

Spottiswoode 18 condo
Google Street View of 18 Spottiswoode Park Road. 

SINGAPORE: A 47-year-old Australian man was charged on Friday (Aug 30) for causing the death of an elderly man who was hit on the head by a bottle that fell from a high-rise condominium building in Tanjong Pagar. 

Andrew Gosling was charged with committing a rash act not amounting to culpable homicide, court documents indicate.

On Aug 18, he allegedly threw a glass wine bottle from the seventh-floor lift landing of the condominium towards the barbecue pit and swimming pool area. The bottle then struck 73-year-old Nasiari Sunee on the head and caused his death.

Police arrested Gosling on Wednesday.

In a news release on Friday, police said they were alerted to the incident at about 8.40pm on Aug 18 at 18 Spottiswoode Park Road. 

The victim was taken unconscious to Singapore General Hospital and died of his injuries the next day. 

If convicted, Gosling may be jailed up to five years, fined or both. 

Source: CNA/ic(hs)/ga(hm)

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