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Indonesian maid charged with socialite's murder

Published on Mar 20, 2014 10:35 AM
 
Dewi Sukowati, 23, is alleged to have caused the death of her 69-year-old employer Nancy Gan at her Victoria Park Road bungalow in Bukit Timah between 7.30am and 8.46am on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

An Indonesian domestic worker was charged in court on Thursday morning with the murder of socialite and philanthropist Nancy Gan Wan Geok.

Dewi Sukowati, 23, is alleged to have caused the death of her 69-year-old employer at her Victoria Park Road bungalow in Bukit Timah between 7.30am and 8.46am on Wednesday.

The mother of two, who was the ex-wife of former Hong Kong Legislative Council politician Hilton Cheong-leen, was found in the swimming pool of her home, dressed in her pyjamas. She had suffered head injuries.

The prosecution successfully applied for Dewi to be remanded at Changi Women's Prison for psychiatric assessment. She will be back in court on April 10.

 
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