SINGAPORE: A 50-year-old man who was detained in Malaysia on Tuesday (15 November) and handed over to the Singapore Police Force (SPF) the next day will be charged with murder in court on Friday.
SPF said in a press release Wednesday that he was detained in Malaysia on suspicion of being involved in the unnatural death of a 27-year-old woman.
Police said they were alerted to an incident of unnatural deaths at a store along Beach Road on Sunday.
They found a 27-year-old woman on the premises, who was later pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
The woman is related to a missing person report made last Thursday night, according to SPF.
Police said they had identified a 50-year-old man in connection with the incident, but he left for Malaysia the same morning the missing persons report was filed.
Police in Singapore “immediately” asked the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) for assistance in locating him.
The man was subsequently arrested by the RMP and handed over to the SPF on Wednesday.
He is scheduled to be indicted on Friday for murder under Section 302(1) of the Penal Code of 1871. If found guilty, he would be sentenced to death.
Investigation is ongoing.
“Singapore authorities will do whatever is necessary and permissible under the law to track down and bring to justice those who have committed crimes in Singapore,” police said.
“We will not hesitate to take decisive action against them.”
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/man-detained-malaysia-johor-murder-woman-beach-road-3077886 Murder suspect arrested in Malaysia to be charged in Singapore over woman’s death found on Beach Road