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Man arrested in connection with murder of Indian national found dead at Pandan Loop

Published on Aug 26, 2014 10:47 PM
A policeman and a police car are seen near where the body of Indian national Suresh Kumar was found, at Pandan Loop, on Aug 23, 2014. A 26-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday, Aug 26, in connection with the death. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN

SINGAPORE - A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a male Indian National, also 26, at Pandan Loop on Aug 23.

The victim Suresh Kumar was found dead at an industrial estate there on Saturday night. He was an employee of Poly NDT, which does non-destructive testing and inspections of parts such as ship hulls.

Police have classified the case as as murder.

A call for help was made at about 10.30pm on Saturday, said the police in a statement yesterday. Upon arrival near the company's office at 60 Pandan Loop, police found Mr Kumar lying motionless on the ground. Blood stains were reportedly splattered along the road, and also on the fencing of a nearby construction site.

Mr Kumar was pronounced dead at 10.53pm by paramedics at the scene.

He had suffered trauma injuries to his head and neck, and was found with a deformity on his left hand, said a spokesman for the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

It is believed that Mr Kumar was attacked even though his possessions were not taken, said a report in Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily.