Man arrested for murder after woman, 34, dies from stabbing at Jurong East

PHOTO: Lianhe Zaobao

[UPDATED Feb 17, 4.12pm]

The police have arrested a man who is suspected of murdering a 34-year-old woman at Jurong East.

In a press release, the police said that they were alerted to the incident at 11.55pm on Feb 16. The woman was found lying motionless with multiple stab wounds at the void deck of Block 308 Jurong East Street 32. 

According to Chinese-language daily newspaper Lianhe Zaobao, large blood stains were seen on the ground floor of the block. 

She was unconscious when taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital where she was subsequently pronounced dead at about 1.30 am on Feb 17.

Residents told Zaobao that area had been cordoned off by the police for about nine hours.

The blood stains were already washed away when The Straits Times reporters arrived at the scene at 10.15am. They also spotted blood drops at the walkway of a nearby block.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they received a call for help at 12.05am and took two people to hospital.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim and the assailant knew each other, the police added.

The 35-year-old man will be charged with murder on Feb 18. If found guilty of murder, he may face the death penalty.

Police investigations are ongoing. 

qistina@asiaone.com
 

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