Alleged rape in Kranji spooks residents

Woodlands Park residents call for more safety, security measures after May 4 incident

The footpath along Turf Club Avenue is seldom used as there are no bus stops there, residents say. The alleged rape happened in the area at around 1.30am on May 4.
The footpath along Turf Club Avenue is seldom used as there are no bus stops there, residents say. The alleged rape happened in the area at around 1.30am on May 4.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

When news broke of an alleged rape case near Woodlands Park private estate in Kranji last week, resident Sarah Thiam and her family started to send messages to one another on their mobile phones, with reminders not to go out alone.

"We are now on high alert. I was quite spooked, as it could also have happened to me," said Ms Thiam, 26, a programme manager who often jogs along the road where the incident occurred.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 19, 2019, with the headline 'Alleged rape in Kranji spooks residents'. Print Edition | Subscribe