Choa Chu Kang death: 58-year-old Chinese national charged with wife's murder

Undertakers and police officers remove the body of the Chinese woman from a flat in Choa Chu Kang on Aug 8, 2013. A Chinese national was charged in court on Friday with the murder of his 41-year-old wife, Madam Liu Bijiao. -- PHOTO: WANBAO
Undertakers and police officers remove the body of the Chinese woman from a flat in Choa Chu Kang on Aug 8, 2013. A Chinese national was charged in court on Friday with the murder of his 41-year-old wife, Madam Liu Bijiao. -- PHOTO: WANBAO

A Chinese national was charged in court on Friday with the murder of his 41-year-old wife, Madam Liu Bijiao.

Hu Zi Qing was arrested on Thursday morning after Madam Liu - who was also from China - was found dead in their Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 flat earlier at about 4.02am.

The 58-year-old man did not admit to the charge when he appeared before the court. He has been remanded for a week at Central Police Division for further investigations.

Neighbours told The Straits Times on Thursday that the couple have a daughter who goes to a secondary school here. The husband faces the death penalty if he is found guilty of murder.