Singapore — A 25 year old man has been arrested in connection with the Singapore decapitated body case, according to a police statement on Thursday.
The suspect currently in custody is an Indian national, and police are trying to locate another suspect in connection to the murder of the 33 year old woman, who has been identified as Ms. Jasvinder Kaur, who is from India. The victim’s body was found in the Whampoa River on December 12.
The police spokesman said the second suspect they are searching for is the victim’s husband, Mr. Harvinder Singh, to assist in their investigations.
The 33 year old Mr. Singh, who is also an Indian national, had left Singapore by bus to Malaysia about the time when Ms. Kaur’s death was reported.
“We have sought the assistance of our counterparts in the neighbouring countries to trace his whereabouts,” the police spokesman said.
Mr. Singh is reportedly working as a senior logistics coordinator in Singapore on an Employment Pass.
The suspect in police custody is reportedly a friend of Mr. Singh’s, and is a Special Pass holder who was working in Singapore as a forklift driver. He was arrested at his workplace on Wednesday.
At the press conference police held on the case today, a spokesman said the victim had come to Singapore in September of this year on a dependent’s pass.
The body was discovered missing the head, hands, and clothed only in black pants on Thursday morning, December 12, 2013.
Thus far, police have been unable to recover any weapons or the missing body parts of the victim, in spite of the investigations and numerous searches, according to reports.
When news reports of the case first broke last week, social media was abuzz with many netizens commenting on how Singapore is becoming more and more dangerous, some of which said much of the scary behaviour is coming from foreigners who have been invited into Singapore with open arms.