A witness has told The Straits Times how a murder suspect had sat looking at his victim's bloodstained body and said: "Please, please, don't let anything happen to you, I love you."
The 39-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a 48-year-old man repeatedly in a covered walkway near Ang Mo Kio MRT station during yesterday's morning rush hour.
The attack left behind a 10m trail of bloodstains along the walkway, which links the MRT station with the Cheng San Community Club in Ang Mo Kio Street 53.
It was the third suspected murder in Singapore this week.
Witnesses The Straits Times spoke to did not see the stabbing, but saw the immediate aftermath.
One of them, Madam Connie Loh, was walking along the walkway at about 8am when she heard a commotion. "There was a man lying on the floor, covered in blood and groaning in pain - 'ahh, ahh, ahh'," said the 61-year-old housewife in Mandarin. "Another man was sitting on the grass patch behind him, with blood on his hands."
She said she then heard the suspect say in Mandarin: "Please, please, don't let anything happen to you, I love you."
She later saw the suspect being stretchered into an ambulance with his hands strapped down.
Another resident, Ms Joanne Wong, 33, was on her way to work when she saw two police officers running towards the scene. She was diverted away from the walkway, which had been cordoned off.
"I saw two guys lying there, one motionless in a pool of blood, and another one being guarded by four policemen," said Ms Wong, who works in a hospital. "He (the suspect) was lying down, like in a daze, and I thought he was dead at first. He did not say anything, did not shout or struggle.
"There were quite a lot of people there. It is a popular route because people use it to get to the MRT, especially during peak period in the morning."
Police said the victim was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 9.14am. Both men are believed to be Chinese.
Police said the suspect is expected to appear in court today and charged with murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.
Early on Monday, Mr Gordon Yeo, 33, was found with slash and stab wounds in the Bukit Panjang flat where he was allegedly killed by his wife.
A 23-year-old woman was found dead at a multi-storey carpark in Toa Payoh Lorong 2 on Thursday.