Chin Swee Road murder: Man accused of toddler's death remanded for psychiatric observation

Flowers left by Venerable Fa Rong outside a one-room rental flat on the eighth storey of Block 52 Chin Swee Road, where a toddler's remains were discovered.
Flowers left by Venerable Fa Rong outside a one-room rental flat on the eighth storey of Block 52 Chin Swee Road, where a toddler's remains were discovered.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - The man suspected of killing his two-year old daughter whose remains were found inside a metal pot in Chin Swee Road will be remanded for psychiatric observation, the court heard on Tuesday (Sept 24).

The 31-year-old man will be remanded for three weeks at the Complex Medical Centre in Changi Prison and will return to court via video-link for a further mention on Oct 15.

The man and his 30-year-old wife have been charged with the murder of their daughter in 2014, after the toddler's remains were discovered inside a one-room rental flat on the eighth storey of Block 52 Chin Swee Road on Sept 10.

The couple cannot be named due to a gag order.

Police said the couple have been remanded since June last year over other unrelated offences.

The man had earlier been charged with drug-related offences and one count of rioting. These cases are still pending.

Before she was charged with murder, the man's wife was sentenced on Sept 9 to five years and two months' jail after she pleaded guilty to drug-related charges and one count of theft. She is set to appear in court on Oct 1.