Man charged with murder of 49-year-old at Bedok Reservoir Road flat

Officers arrived at the unit and found the victim lying motionless at the scene.
Officers arrived at the unit and found the victim lying motionless at the scene.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE- A man who allegedly killed another in a Bedok Reservoir Road flat last week appeared in a district court on Monday (April 5), charged with murder.

Myanmar national Naing Lin, 49, is said to have killed Mr Myo Kyaw Thu, also 49, in a unit on the 10th storey of Block 613, Bedok Reservoir Road, between 6.09pm and 6.21pm on Friday (April 2).

Court documents did not reveal any details about how the men were related to each other.

Police, in a statement earlier, said that they were alerted to the incident at around 10.15am on Saturday.

Officers arrived at the unit and found the victim lying motionless at the scene.

A resident, who lives in the same block and wanted to be known only as Mr Seow, 55, told Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News that the unit was cordoned off at noon on Saturday.

He said: “There were about six police officers along the corridor. They did not disclose what happened and told me only to leave quickly.”

Another neighbour, domestic helper Ms Yato, 32, said that she heard two men quarrelling in the unit on Friday.

According to her, one of the men shouted: “Stop it! I’m already angry.”

Naing Lin is now remanded at the Central Police Division and his case has been adjourned to April 12.

Anyone  convicted of murder faces the death penalty.