Maid, 24, arrested for suspected murder of 70-year-old woman at Choa Chu Kang North 6 flat

Police removing the body of a 70-year-old woman from a flat in Block 791 Choa Chu Kang North 6 at 1.20 am on June 26, 2018.
Police removing the body of a 70-year-old woman from a flat in Block 791 Choa Chu Kang North 6 at 1.20 am on June 26, 2018.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
Police and forensic investigators search for evidence at Block 791 Chua Chu Kang North 6, on June 25, 2018.
Police and forensic investigators search for evidence at Block 791 Chua Chu Kang North 6, on June 25, 2018.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
The lift lobby of Block 791 Chua Chu Kang North 6, where a woman has been arrested for the suspected murder of a 70-year-old woman, on June 24, 2018.
The lift lobby of Block 791 Chua Chu Kang North 6, where a woman has been arrested for the suspected murder of a 70-year-old woman, on June 24, 2018.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

SINGAPORE - A 24-year-old woman, believed to be a foreign domestic worker, has been arrested for the suspected murder of a 70-year-old woman at a flat in Block 791 Choa Chu Kang North 6.

The Straits Times understands that the suspect is a maid working in the victim's household.

The police said on Monday night (June 25) that they had received a call at 3.09pm, requesting for assistance at the 12-storey residential unit.

Upon arrival, a woman was found lying motionless at the flat and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene at about 3.29pm.

Police have classified the case as murder.

The Straits Times understands that the suspect was not arrested at the flat.

She will be charged in court on Wednesday, said the police, adding that investigations are ongoing.

Police cordons were set up at the lift lobby of the block and officers could be seen inside the flat when The Straits Times visited the scene on Monday evening.