Suspected murder in Tampines flat; neighbour heard shrieks at noon

The police are now investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl as a murder. A spokesman said the police received a call for assistance at 12.57pm and officers arrived only to find the girl lying motionless in a bedroom of the 10th floor HDB un
The police are now investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl as a murder. A spokesman said the police received a call for assistance at 12.57pm and officers arrived only to find the girl lying motionless in a bedroom of the 10th floor HDB unit along Tampines Street 82. -- ST PHOTO: MARYAM MOKHTAR

The police have cordoned off an HDB flat in Tampines where a murder is believed to have occurred.

Officers taped off access to the 10th floor of Blk 856B along Tampines St 82.

A female neighbour who declined to be named said two working adults, their two children and a maid lived in the flat. The victim is said to be the 16-year-old daughter, who was believed to have been killed by the maid.

The neighbour, who also lives on the 10th floor, said she heard shrieks coming from the flat at about 12pm on Thursday.

Police officers arrived at about 1pm, she added.