Man, 47, charged with Teck Whye Lane temple murder

Loh Suan Lit (second from left), 47, is accused of killing Mr Tan Poh Huat, 53, at Chin Long Kong Chinese Temple in Choa Chua Kang.
Loh Suan Lit (second from left), 47, is accused of killing Mr Tan Poh Huat, 53, at Chin Long Kong Chinese Temple in Choa Chua Kang. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - A man was charged on Friday (Feb 26) with the murder of an unemployed man at a Chinese temple at Teck Whye Lane.

Loh Suan Lit, 47, is accused of killing Mr Tan Poh Huat, 53, at Chin Long Kong Chinese Temple in Choa Chu Kang between 2.30 and 3.30am on Feb 14.

Then, a 2m trail of blood was seen outside the prayer hall, and Mr Tan was lying motionless on the ground.

 
 

Mr Tan, who had been living in the temple for the past two years, was reported to have been struck on the back of his head with a hammer. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at around 7am.

The father of three was reportedly a runner for a bookmaker and had $10,000 on him at the time of his death.

Loh, who was arrested by police on Feb 24, was remanded for a week for further investigation. His case will be mentioned on March 4.

He faces the death penalty if convicted of murder.