Murder accused remanded for psychiatric observation

P. Mageswaran being led into the car after assisting with Police investigations. P. Mageswaran has been accused of murdering his godmother in Yishun was remanded for psychiatric assessment on Thursday. -- ST FILE PHOTO:  LATASHNI
P. Mageswaran being led into the car after assisting with Police investigations. P. Mageswaran has been accused of murdering his godmother in Yishun was remanded for psychiatric assessment on Thursday. -- ST FILE PHOTO:  LATASHNI GOBI NATHAN

A man accused of murdering his godmother in Yishun was remanded for psychiatric assessment on Thursday.

P. Mageswaran, 46, was charged last week with causing the death of Madam Kanne Lactmy, 62, at her flat in Yishun Street 81 between 8.34am and 12.27pm on Dec 9.

Madam Lactmy was found lying on the floor of her four-room flat at Block 875 on Dec 9 and was pronounced dead in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital at about 1.30pm.

The case will be mentioned on Jan 16.