Man charged with murder of woman in Loyang condo

Krishnan Raju was arrested at the Woodlands Checkpoint after he surrendered himself.
Krishnan Raju was arrested at the Woodlands Checkpoint after he surrendered himself.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A 50-year-old man was charged yesterday morning with the murder of a 44-year-old woman at a condominium in 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, last Thursday between 9pm and 10.48pm. They are understood to have two children, a son and a daughter.

Krishnan appeared emotionless as the charge was read out.

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.

According to Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority records, Krishnan owned a transport company.

The police said they received a call for assistance at 12.12am last Friday.

The victim was said to have been found in the bedroom of the unit with a knife beside her. She had multiple stab wounds, including one in the chest. She was later pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Krishnan has been remanded at the Central Police Division, with permission to be taken out for investigation, and will be back in court on Friday at 9am.

If convicted of murder, he faces the death penalty.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 29, 2017, with the headline 'Man charged with murder of woman in Loyang condo'. Print Edition | Subscribe