Accused murderer in decapitated body case remanded for psychiatric assessment

Gursharan Singh, 25, is accused of the murder of Ms Jasvinder Kaur, whose decapitated body was found in Whampoa River. Gursharan Singh was remanded for psychiatric assessment on Friday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
Gursharan Singh, 25, is accused of the murder of Ms Jasvinder Kaur, whose decapitated body was found in Whampoa River. Gursharan Singh was remanded for psychiatric assessment on Friday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A forklift driver charged with the murder of a beautician whose decapitated body was found floating in Whampoa River was remanded for psychiatric assessment on Friday.

Gursharan Singh, 25, an Indian national, was charged last week with the murder of Madam Jasvinder Kaur, 33, together with an unknown person at a Balestier Road premises between Dec 10 and 12.

Madam Kaur's body was wrapped in a trash bag when it was spotted floating in the waterway between McNair Road and St George's Road.

Besides her still-missing head and hands, her arms had also been apparently mutilated.

Singh, who is on a Special Pass, was arrested last Wednesday at his workplace in Sims Avenue.

According to the police, he is a friend of the victim's senior logistics coordinator husband, Mr Harvinder Singh, 33, who skipped town half an hour before his wife's body was found on Dec 12.

The couple are also Indian nationals. The husband had arrived in February on an Employment Pass, while his wife came in September on a Dependant's Pass.

Singh, clad in a light green polo shirt, will be assessed at Complex Medical Centre in Changi. The case will be mentioned again on Jan 17.