Man enters coma and dies after assault by friend: They had 14 bottles of beer before incident

A 59-year-old security guard fell into a coma for three weeks and died last Friday (Jul 21), after allegedly getting assaulted by an old friend with whom he had a drink with.

The victim was found lying on the ground at 9 King George's Avenue on Jun 28, 2017, at around 12.37am.

The 63-year-old brother of the victim told Shin Min Daily News: "According to what we know, he had run into an old friend and the two went for a drink. However, they got into a fight after getting drunk. How can a friend be so brutal?"

Shin Min Daily News understands that the two had drunk 14 bottles of beer and became engaged in a drunken brawl.

A witness said that he saw the victim lying unconscious on the ground and called the police.

By the time the police arrived, his assailant had left.

The family members of the deceased revealed the victim suffered bruises on the left side of his face, and a blood clot in his brain.

As the doctors told them that a surgery could impede the victim’s brain functions, his daughter ultimately decided against it.

Police have arrested the suspect involved and charged him on July 8 with causing grievous hurt.

It is unclear if the prosecution would change the charges with the passing of the victim.