Unfortunate news has come out of Taiping, where it was reported that a bak kut teh stall owner had committed suicide at his stall. He was found by family members who went looking for him after he went missing the night before.
The incident reportedly happened on the night of 23rd August (Wednesday) at a hawker centre in a Taiping neighbourhood. The deceased was a middle-aged male bak kut teh stall owner who had gone missing the night before his death. According to family members, the man went out on the evening of the 22nd but did not return all night, leaving them worried for his safety.
They began searching for the man around the area but they were unable to locate and contact him. Finally, they headed to the hawker centre where the man’s bak kut teh stall was, only to find that the man had hung himself to death. It is understood that the night before his suicide, the man did not operate his stall. The hawker centre would also be closed on Wednesdays, meaning no customers or other stall owners were present during the incident.
The authorities are still investigating the incident and have yet to release more details. After the incident was reported, netizens reacted to the news and sent their condolences to the deceased’s loved ones. Some also felt sympathy for the man, saying he must’ve felt burdened and stressed to have taken his life.
We extend our condolences to the man’s family and loved ones. May he rest in peace.
Adleena contributed to this article.