Man arrested over deaths of woman and daughter in Woodlands

Man arrested over deaths of woman and daughter in Woodlands

The incident happened at Block 619 Woodlands Drive 52.

Woodlands murder (1)

SINGAPORE: A 41-year-old man was arrested on Saturday (Jan 28) evening in connection with the deaths of a woman and a young girl.

The incident happened at Block 619 Woodlands Drive 52.

Police said the victims are a woman aged 39 and a four-year-old girl.

Channel NewsAsia understands they are mother and daughter. The suspect, who was seen being led away by police officers at around 11pm on Saturday evening, is believed to be the woman's husband.

A call for help was made at around 6.30pm, authorities said.

Channel NewsAsia understands the two bodies were found in the bedroom.

The family’s neighbour Hilmi said they had been living next door for at least three years.

"My neighbour is a very private family. We seldom talk. Sometimes when I pass by their home, I try to say hi, good morning and greet them. The response is very low - a quick smile, that's all," Mr Hilmi said.

A burnt odour was also detected when Channel NewsAsia visited the sixth floor where the incident took place.

Police, who have classified the case as unnatural death, are investigating.

Source: CNA/hs/ec

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