Chin Swee Road death: Couple charged with murdering their 2-year-old daughter in 2014

Chin Swee Road death: Couple charged with murdering their 2-year-old daughter in 2014

A couple was on Tuesday (Sep 17) charged with murdering their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter in March 2014. Lee Li Ying reports.

SINGAPORE: A couple was on Tuesday (Sep 17) charged with murdering their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter in March 2014.

The 31-year-old man and 30-year-old woman, who cannot be named due to a gag order, are accused of killing their child at an eighth-storey flat in Block 52 Chin Swee Road.

The girl's remains were only discovered last Tuesday. 

The parents have been remanded since June 2018 for other unrelated offences. 

According to court documents, both the man and woman have other drug charges, some of which are still pending. The woman was also previously convicted of theft.

READ: Man and woman to be charged with murder of their child

Replying to CNA's queries, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) said that the couple has other children who are all under "stable alternative care arrangements". 

"MSF will continue to provide the necessary support to ensure the children’s safety and welfare," said a spokesperson, adding that the ministry is working closely with police. 

The police said that they received a call for help at the flat last Tuesday at about 8.30pm.

When police officers arrived, they found human remains inside the flat. The remains were later established to be that of the child.

Investigations are ongoing. 

Source: CNA/ja(cy)/ad(hm)

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