Man arrested in connection with McNair murder
SINGAPORE — A 25-year-old male Indian national has been arrested in connection with the death of 33-year-old Jasvinder Kaur. The deceased’s decapitated body was found inside the canal, near Blk 110 McNair Road on Dec 12. The suspect will be charged in court tomorrow, police said today (Dec 19). Police are also looking for 33-year-old Indian National, Harvinder Singh, believed to be the husband of the deceased, to assist in their investigations into the murder.
The full statement from the police is as follows:
On 12 December 2013 at about 7.33am, Police had received a call for assistance regarding a body found inside the canal near Blk 110 McNair Road. Upon Police’s arrival, a female body was found at the said location and was pronounced dead by paramedics at about 8.28am. Police also discovered that the female body was missing its head and that both its hands were severed from the wrists.
Despite the complexity that this case posed, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Police Intelligence Department persevered in pursuing all available leads. The officers’ valiant efforts were rewarded when they managed to establish the deceased’s identity. She is believed to be one Jasvinder Kaur, a 33-year-old female Indian National.
Following extensive investigations and ground enquiries, Police arrested a 25-year-old male Indian National, in connection to the death of Jasvinder Kaur.
The suspect will be charged in Court on 20 December 2013 for the offence of Murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.
Police are also looking for 33-year-old Indian National, Harvinder Singh, to assist us in our investigations into the murder. Preliminary investigations revealed that Harvinder Singh had left Singapore before the death of Jasvinder Kaur was reported. We have sought the assistance of our counterparts in the neighbouring countries to trace his whereabouts.
Anyone with information on Harvinder Singh can come forward and contact the Police at 1800-255-0000. You can also submit the information online at www.spf.gov.sg/CrimeStopper. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations & Intelligence) concurrent Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, Deputy Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck commended the officers who had worked tirelessly and selflessly in solving the case. DCP Hoong said, “This is a serious crime which had attracted a lot of public attention. The circumstances surrounding this case had posed a unique challenge to the Police at the onset of investigations. However, notwithstanding the challenges faced, I am proud of the officers’ perseverance and tenacity, which coupled with their extensive field investigations, has resulted in the successful arrest of the suspect. Be rest assured that the Police are committed to solve crimes and we will spare no effort to track down culprits to ensure that they are brought to justice and face the full brunt of the law.”