Third man charged over Geylang Road murder

Mr Lim Leong Tat's body was found motionless in an alley in Geylang last Sunday. He had injuries to his head and upper body.
Mr Lim Leong Tat's body was found motionless in an alley in Geylang last Sunday. He had injuries to his head and upper body.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

A third Bangladeshi was charged in court yesterday in connection with the fatal assault of a 42-year-old man in Geylang.

Reza Md Hasan, 29, allegedly committed murder by causing the death of Mr Lim Leong Tat on a pavement in Geylang Road near Lorong 24A last Sunday.

He allegedly committed the capital offence with Rana Sohel, 34, Hossen Md Sanowar, 30, and Mollah Hassan, 31. Mollah has also been charged with murder while Rana has been charged with causing grievous hurt. The four men were arrested separately after the incident.

Mr Lim was found in a back alley with injuries to his head and upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8am. Court documents said he was punched in the face and his head was slammed onto the pavement.

Earlier reports quoted eyewitnesses as saying that Mr Lim was trying to mediate a dispute between two groups of men at a 24-hour coffee shop in Geylang that day.

Melody Zaccheus

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 16, 2017, with the headline 'Third man charged over Geylang Road murder'. Print Edition | Subscribe