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80-year-old man charged with murder

Char Chin Fah is accused of murdering his daughter-in-law Madam Ong Guat Leng, 54.

SINGAPORE: An 80-year-old man was charged on Friday morning (Aug 22) with the murder of a woman, 54, whose bloodied body was found in a Tampines flat on Thursday.

Char Chin Fah is alleged to have committed murder by causing the death of Madam Ong Guat Leng. The murder is alleged to have been committed between 9am and 10.04am at Block 440, Tampines Street 43.

Char, who was dressed in a red polo tee-shirt, was seen glancing through the courtroom as the charge was read out to him in Mandarin. It is unclear if any of his relatives were present in the courtroom at the time.

Char will be remanded in the A Division of the Central Police Division for further investigations and brought to the crime scene.

On Thursday morning, the bloodied body of Madam Ong, understood to be his daughter-in-law, was found in the bedroom of her third-floor corner unit.

Char will return to court next Friday for the next mention of his case. If convicted of murder, he faces the death penalty.