Friday, 6 March 2015

3 Murders In Singapore Within 2 Days

Just within these past two days, newspapers reported on 3 cases of murders committed by foreigners in Singapore.
  • Thai woman murders Singaporean man by throwing him off his high rise North Bridge Road flat.
  • China man stabs his girlfriend after he suspects she has another man.
  • Indian national bashes fellow Indian's head in with rock, tree branch and slabs of concrete.
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Woman charged with murder at HDB flat in North Bridge Road
Sukanya Praphuttha (pictured) is alleged to have caused the death of Mr Lee Yang Boo at a flat in North Bridge Road on Sunday. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

Published on Mar 3, 2015 10:40 AM - A Thai national was charged in court on Tuesday with the murder of a man at a flat in North Bridge Road on Sunday.

Sukanya Praphuttha, 41, who appeared shaken, is alleged to have caused the death of Mr Lee Yang Boo, 55, at the unit in Block 8 between 12.32am and 4.39am that day. The charge was read to her by a Thai interpreter.

According to a statement, police were informed that a man had a fall at the flat at 4.39am. The man was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

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Lorry driver gets 12 years' jail and caning for fatally stabbing ex-girlfriend
Mourners at the wake of Miss Zhang Jie, who was killed in a brutal attack in 2013. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

Published on Mar 3, 2015 2:22 PM - A lorry driver who violently stabbed his former girlfriend to death, after confronting her for moving on to another man, was on Tuesday sentenced to 12 years' jail and six strokes of the cane for culpable homicide.

The High Court heard that Xiao Guiliang, 31, and Ms Zhang Jie, 24, both Chinese nationals, broke up in February 2013 but continued to have sex and lived together for four months until she moved to a flat at a neighbouring block on June 30, 2013.

Seven days later, at about midnight, Xiao was filled with jealousy when he saw her outside Yew Tee MRT station holding the arm of a man. He asked the man what his relationship with Ms Zhang was, adding that he was her boyfriend for 31/2 years.

related: Man sentenced to 12 years and 6 strokes of the cane after killing his ex-girlfriend

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Brutal robber bashes victim with rock, tree branch, three concrete slabs
He robbed a man who had lost his wallet, viciously attacking him in the process

Mar 3, 2015 6:00am - In the wee hours of Feb 8, 2012, Indian national Periyasamy Devarajan bludgeoned compatriot Raju Arivazhagen with a tree branch, small rock and three concrete slabs.

The concrete slabs weighed between 10.5kg to 13.8kg.

As his victim lay dying, Periyasamy took off the man's trousers and underwear to rummage through his belongings, before making off with his mobile phone.

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