Man charged with wife's murder in Yishun

Left: A police officer at the flat in Yishun Ring Road where Ms Sri Idayu was found injured on Saturday. She was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and later pronounced dead. Her husband Jonit (above) was yesterday charged with her murder.
Above: A police officer at the flat in Yishun Ring Road where Ms Sri Idayu was found injured on Saturday. She was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and later pronounced dead. Her husband Jonit was yesterday charged with her murder.PHOTOS: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Left: A police officer at the flat in Yishun Ring Road where Ms Sri Idayu was found injured on Saturday. She was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and later pronounced dead. Her husband Jonit (above) was yesterday charged with her murder.
A police officer at the flat in Yishun Ring Road where Ms Sri Idayu was found injured on Saturday. She was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and later pronounced dead. Her husband Jonit (above) was yesterday charged with her murder.PHOTOS: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

A 37-year-old man was yesterday charged with the murder of his wife in Yishun.

Mohamad Jonit Adnan is accused of killing Ms Sri Idayu Ghazali, 29, at about 9pm on Saturday in Block 342B, Yishun Ring Road.

The charge of murder with intention, which carries the mandatory death penalty, was read out to Jonit in Malay by a court interpreter.

It was not stated how Ms Sri Idayu died.

District Judge Christopher Goh granted the police prosecutor's request to remand Jonit for a week at Central Police Division, with permission to take him out for investigations.

Clad in a red polo T-shirt, Jonit showed little expression in the dock and nodded his head as the judge spoke.

He did not have a lawyer and did not enter a plea. The case will be mentioned again next Monday.

According to The New Paper, Ms Sri Idayu was a clerk who moved into the flat about a year ago with her family.

The family members included two daughters, her parents, her sister and a maid.

Neighbours reportedly heard sounds of loud quarrelling from the unit at about 8pm on Saturday and then loud piercing screams, followed by silence.

In a statement on Sunday, the police said they received a call for help at about 9pm on Saturday.

Officers found Ms Sri Idayu injured and she was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

She was pronounced dead at about 4.30am on Sunday.

Amir Hussain

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2016, with the headline 'Man charged with wife's murder in Yishun'. Print Edition | Subscribe