Neighbours Who Allegedly Harassed Frontliner’s Family By Spraying Disinfectant At Them To Be Charged

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A couple will be charged for allegedly harassing a nurse and his family for a year now. As neighbours, they spray the family with disinfectant and splash soapy water outside their flat’s door.

When harassment from their neighbour continued with even their young son getting sprayed, the nurse brought the issue to the police.

Harassment From Neighbour: Nurse’s Family Constantly Gets Sprayed By Disinfectant

what constitutes harassment from a neighbor
what constitutes harassment from a neighbor

Image source: Screengrab from Instagram / jibby4g

The nurse from Sengkang General Hospital first reported his neighbours were harassing him and his family last May 2020.

The alleged acts of harassment from the 55-year-old man and 48-year-old woman are:

  • The use of vulgarities and insulting remarks at the family

  • Spraying their neighbours and their flat with disinfectant

  • Splashing soapy water outside their shared common corridor

On 3 March, the nurse, who also goes as jibby4g on Instagram, posted footage of water being splashed right outside their door. The post also includes a video of someone spraying disinfectant in the direction of their home, while their son was in the house.

He writes, “My son would cough due to the strong smell of the disinfecting solution and when he cough[s], the school centre will reject him.”

Couple To Be Charged For Harassing Neighbours

harassment from neighbour
harassment from neighbour

Image source: Screengrab from Instagram / jibby4g

While investigations were ongoing, the police received more reports between October 2020 and January 2021 that the harassment from his neighbour continued. The police say this was “despite all parties involved in the incidents attending mediation at the Community Mediation Centre in June 2020 to seek a resolution to the matter.”

For continuously harassing the nurse’s family since last year, the couple will be charged on Friday (21 May).

Investigations against the woman are also ongoing for additional offences she allegedly committed against the family which were reported in April. She will also be charged for causing public nuisance in an unrelated case.

On Thursday (20 May), the police said they remained in contact with the parties involved over the course of their investigations. They also advised them to minimise contact with each other.

Those who are found guilty of intentionally causing harassment can face a fine of up to S$5,000 or be jailed for up to six months. Or you may also have to face both.

On the other hand, those who are convicted of public nuisance can be jailed for up to three months, face a fine of up to S$2,000, or both.

“We do not condone any behaviour that impacts the public’s sense of safety and security in the neighbourhoods. We urge members of the public to practise neighbourliness and work together to overcome Covid-19 together,” says the police as per Mothership.

Lead image source screengrab from Instagram / jibby4g.


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