6 Bangladeshi men charged with murder of compatriot near Tuas View Dormitory

Tuas View Dormitory at Tuas South Avenue 1. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - Six men from Bangladesh were on Tuesday (Sept 27) charged with the intentional murder of a compatriot near Tuas View Dormitory at 70 Tuas South Avenue 1 on Saturday night (Sept 24).

The foreign workers - Ripon Hasan Shahidullah Bhuiyan, 34; Ahamed Fahad, 32; Ahmed Kayes, 31; Sohel Rana Abdul Kadir, 30; Miah Mohammad Rasal, 28; and Goni Osman, 23 - are accused of taking part in an unlawful assembly with several other unknown people between 9.30pm and 9.47pm on Saturday.

The group's intention was allegedly to cause hurt to Mr Munshi Abdur Rahim, 32, also a Bangladeshi national, who later died.

The six men's charges did not state how Mr Munshi was killed.

The men will be remanded for one week at Central Police Division for investigators to probe the involvement of other accomplices.

The six, who were arrested on Sunday (Sept 25), may also be brought out of remand.

The case will be mentioned again on Oct 4.

Under the law, an assembly of five or more people is considered unlawful under certain circumstances, such as if the group's intention is to commit a crime.

If a crime is indeed committed by a member of an unlawful assembly, every member of the group is then liable to be punished for that crime.

The punishment for murder with intention is the mandatory death penalty.

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