Worker causes lover's death, then kills himself

A Bangladeshi worker inflicted fatal knife wounds on his Filipino girlfriend before killing himself, a coroner's inquiry found on Thursday.

On March 4 last year, 22-year-old Md Sumon Md Lutfar and 33-year-old Rezzilyn Lodia Vinegas were found dead in a Geylang hotel room.

Giving his findings on the case, State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid said he did not think a third party had caused their deaths. Nor did he think the couple had agreed to end their own lives.

Closed-circuit television footage of the corridor outside the hotel room did not show anyone else walking towards their room at the time.The inquest also heard that the mattress and pillow of the Bangladeshi, seized by the police from his dormitory, bore writing in Bengali including one which said "She is mine so I will not let her live".