Man charged with the murder of his co-tenant in Bukit Merah flat

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SINGAPORE - A 59-year-old man was charged on Saturday with the murder of his 61-year-old co-tenant in a flat in Redhill Close in Bukit Merah.

According to court documents, Ng Boon Hong had allegedly murdered Mr Ang Cheng Kek at Block 90 in Redhill Close between about 11pm on Wednesday and about 2am on Thursday.

The police said they were alerted to the murder case at 10.50am on Friday.

“Upon arrival, officers found a 61-year-old man lying motionless with multiple wounds inside the unit. He was subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene,” the police said in a statement on Friday.

Ng was arrested at the scene.

When The Straits Times arrived at the crime scene at about 2pm on Friday, police officers were seen in a flat on the fifth floor.

A 10m trail of bloody shoe prints stretched from the door of another unit down the corridor.

A section of the corridor leading to the unit, believed to be a one-room flat, was cordoned off.

A resident on the fourth floor said he told the police that he did not hear any shouts or arguments coming from the flat recently.

The offence of murder carries the death penalty.

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