Man, 50, charged with murder of 44-year-old woman in Loyang condominium

Krishnan Raju was charged in the State Court with causing the death of Madam Raithena Vaithena Samy.
Krishnan Raju was charged in the State Court with causing the death of Madam Raithena Vaithena Samy.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - A 50-year-old man was charged on Saturday morning (Oct 28) with the murder of a 44-year-old woman at a condominium along Jalan Loyang Besar.

Krishnan Raju was charged in the State Court with causing the death of Madam Raithena Vaithena Samy, believed to be his wife, on Thursday (Oct 26) between 9pm and 10.48pm. According to Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority records, Krishnan owned a transport company. 

He was nabbed at Woodlands Checkpoint about 10 hours after the incident. He is understood to have entered Malaysia via the Causeway before returning to Singapore, where he surrendered himself.

The victim - said to be found in the bedroom of the unit with a knife beside her - had suffered multiple stab wounds, including one in the chest.

Krishnan appeared emotionless as the charge was read out.

 

Krishnan has been remanded at the Central Police Division, with permission to be taken out for investigation, and will be back in court next Friday (Nov 3) at 9am. If convicted of murder, he faces the death penalty.