Maid, 24, arrested for suspected murder of 70-year-old woman in Choa Chu Kang

Police removing the body of a 70-year-old woman from a flat in Choa Chu Kang on June 26, 2018. ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
Police and forensic investigators search for evidence on June 25, 2018. ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
The lift lobby of the block 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 Choa Chu Kang.

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 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.

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