TL;DR – And the plot thickens.
By now, you’ve probably seen the video of a particular woman who was caught on CCTV, as she pried open a set of platform doors at Little India MRT station.
But if you haven’t, here’s the viral video:
Chasing after sister with autism
The video drew flak from netizens who lamented that her actions were dangerous and inconsiderate.
Later, someone stepped forward and offered an explanation to justify the woman’s drastic action.
According to the screenshot of a Reddit comment, the woman was actually trying to chase after her autistic sister, who apparently has a history of wandering off on her own and does not know the way home.
And in order not to lose her in public, the woman resorted to prying the train doors open.
Story about woman chasing after autistic sister is a hoax
In case you can’t see the post, here’s the screenshot:
According to EllieTay2, the woman in the video is her mother and the story about her chasing after her sister with autism is a hoax.
What really happened was that the woman and her friend were rushing to get home during the peak hour rush. The woman’s friend got on the train first, whilst the woman did not make it to the train before the doors closed.
Not wanting to be left behind to wait for the next train alone, the woman then decided to pry open the doors.
The woman and her friend were subsequently approached by the staff for questioning. Fortunately, the woman was let off with just a warning.
EllieTay2, supposedly the daughter of the woman, then extended her apologies to those affected by her mother’s “insensitive actions” on her behalf.
She has also indicated in her tweet that she would not be giving out more information to protect her mother’s privacy.
At this point, we are not sure who’s speaking the truth, but just a friendly reminder: Take everything you read on the Internet with a grain of salt!