Domestic Helper Arrested for Suspected Murder of 95-year-old Woman in Upper Serangoon Home

Domestic Helper Arrested for Suspected Murder of 95-year-old Woman in Upper Serangoon Home

The stabbing incident was classified as a murder case.

A 34-year-old domestic helper from Myanmar has been arrested for the alleged murder of a 95-year-old woman on 6 July 2020.

The stabbing incident took place in a landed home along Recreation Road in Upper Serangoon, according to reports from the Singapore Police Force.

They were alerted to the incident on Monday, 6 July 2020 at about 1.50pm.

Police said the elderly woman was found lying motionless when they arrived at the crime scene and was pronounced dead by a paramedic. 

Domestic Helper Arrested for Suspected Murder of 95-year-old Woman in Upper Serangoon Home

A foreign domestic worker has been arrested for alleged murder in a residential home along Recreation Road. | Photo: Screengrab from Google Maps

Classified as Murder Case

The police have classified the case as murder and the domestic helper is expected to be charged in court on 8 July 2020.

Preliminary investigations revealed that both the victim and the suspect knew each other. However, it is not known if the domestic helper was living together with the elderly woman.

In an interview with The Straits Times (ST), a man who alleged himself as the grandson of the victim said that his grandmother lived together with her son in their two-storey semi-detached house when she was still alive. 

He also said that he lives elsewhere, and declined to be named. 

Neighbours of the elderly woman also told ST that they did not notice anything out of the ordinary nor suspect any major conflicts happening among their neighbours.

Photo via Google Maps.

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Domestic Helper Arrested for Suspected Murder of 95-year-old Woman in Upper Serangoon Home

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