TL;DR – Who, what, when, where, how.
If you were reading the news on and off the past fortnight and thinking why there was so much coverage about a particular murder/s in Singapore, it’s simply because there was a grand total of FIVE murders in the past two weeks.
Here’s the lowdown:
1) The Lim Chu Kang Disposal[media-credit name=”PHOTO: SHIN MIN” align=”aligncenter” width=”780″][/media-credit]
Who: Ms Cui Yajie, 31 year-old engineer from Tianjin, China
What happened: She was last seen at July 11 at 9.15pm around Fusionopolis Walk where she works. When she did not turn up for work over the next two days, her colleagues filed a missing police report. The police managed to establish the identity of suspect 48-year-old Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock and arrested him 9 days later.
Where: Khoo led police to Lim Chu Kang Lane 8 where at a deserted road near the dairy farms, they found what are believed to be Ms Cui’s remains.
How: Khoo is accused of killing Ms Cui between 8am and 10.11am on July 12 at Gardens by The Bay. Wanbao reported that Ms Cui wanted Khoo to marry her but he was unwilling to settle down with her and killed her after a heated argument on this matter.
2) The Boat Quay Killing
Who: 55 year-old Mr Arokiasamy Paul Rajoo
What happened: 47 year-old Thennarasu Karupiah allegedly committed the crime between 5am and 5.25am at Taj Mahal Bollywood Music Lounge in Boat Quay on Wednesday 13 July. Mr Arokiasamy was taken to hospital where he died three days later.
3) The Jalan Besar Stabbing[media-credit name=”straitstimes.com” link=”http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/man-stabbed-outside-jalan-besar-pub-police-classify-case-as-murder” align=”aligncenter” width=”780″][/media-credit]
Who: 42 year-old Chua Meng Guan
What happened: Chua was seen being stabbed repeatedly on Monday 11 July outside a Jalan Besar pub. He had been arguing with another man in a back alley when the man ran to a pub KSP Pub & KTV across the road. This man later came out and allegedly stabbed the victim in the chest, arm and leg. Chua was later found on the floor, bleeding profusely from wounds in his chest. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene when the police arrived.
Anyone with information is requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
4) The Geylang Zi Char Helper[media-credit name=”STOMP” link=”http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/man-found-dead-at-geylang-lorong-23-with-deep-cut-on-head” align=”aligncenter” width=”780″][/media-credit]
Who: 52 year-old Mr Goh Eng Thiam, a coffeeshop helper working at Geylang
What happened: He was found motionless lying in a pool of blood on Saturday 9 July around 8 in the morning. He had a deep cut from the left side of his ear to the top of his head, and a wooden stick was found beside him. A bloodied knife was also found nearby. The deceased was said to be clutching his wallet and his mobile phone, which had been damaged.
How: 64 year-old Toh Sia Guan was charged on Friday 22 July for murder.
5) The Republic Polytechnic Student[media-credit name=”straitstimes.com” link=”http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/20-year-old-man-arrested-in-relation-to-death-of-26-year-old-man-outside” align=”aligncenter” width=”780″][/media-credit]
Who: 26 year-old Shawn Ignatius Rodrigues, a former student from Republic Polytechnic
What happened: He was found dead outside a flat at Block 279 in Yishun. The suspect is a 20 year-old man who lived on the sixth floor of the block allegedly tied Mr Rodrigues’ wrists and ankles before hitting him outside a stairwell on the sixth floor. According to his sister, he and the deceased, whom she said lived nearby knew each other. The admin assistant claimed that her brother, who is unemployed, had been “stalked” by the deceased over the last two years.