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Choa Chu Kang death: Chinese national arrested for alleged murder of his wife

Police have arrested a 58-year-old Chinese national in connection with the death of his 41-year-old wife at their Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 flat on Thursday, Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: RACHEL AUYONG
Police have arrested a 58-year-old Chinese national in connection with the death of his 41-year-old wife at their Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 flat on Thursday, Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: RACHEL AUYONG
Police take away the dead body of a 41-year-old woman who was found dead in a flat at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2. -- PHOTO: RACHEL AUYONG
Police take away the dead body of a 41-year-old woman who was found dead in a flat at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2. -- PHOTO: RACHEL AUYONG
Police take away the dead body of a 41-year-old woman who was found dead in a flat at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2. -- PHOTO: RACHEL AUYONG
Police take away the dead body of a 41-year-old woman who was found dead in a flat at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2. -- PHOTO: RACHEL AUYONG
Police are investigating the death of a woman at a Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 flat on Thursday, Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: RACHEL AUYONG
Police are investigating the death of a woman at a Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 flat on Thursday, Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: RACHEL AUYONG
Police are investigating the death of a woman at a Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 flat on Thursday, Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: RACHEL AUYONG
Police are investigating the death of a woman at a Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 flat on Thursday, Aug 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: RACHEL AUYONG
A 41-year old woman was found dead in a flat at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2, block 296A. She was believed to have been murdered by her 58-year old husband around 4am on Aug 8. The 58-year-old husband has been arrested. Both are Chinese nationals. -- ST PH
A 41-year old woman was found dead in a flat at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2, block 296A. She was believed to have been murdered by her 58-year old husband around 4am on Aug 8. The 58-year-old husband has been arrested. Both are Chinese nationals. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

Police have arrested a 58-year-old Chinese national in connection with the death of his 41-year-old wife at their Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 flat on Thursday.

A spokesman said the police received a call about a domestic disturbance at the unit earlier at 4.02am but paramedics, who were activated later, subsequently pronounced the woman dead at 4.32am.

The police have classified the case as murder.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department were still at the scene gathering evidence late in the morning, even as the victim's body was taken away in a police hearse at about 9.45am.

The Straits Times understands that the body was found on the floor in the flat.

Neighbours say the couple has a daughter who is in secondary school here. They also said that the police have attended to previous incidents of domestic disputes at the unit.