8 men, women arrested for murder after man collapsed at Orchard Towers and died

Eight people were arrested for the murder of a 31-year-old man at Orchard Towers on 2 July, 2019. (Screencaps of CCTV footage, social media)

SINGAPORE — Eight suspects, aged between 22 and 27 years old, have been arrested for murder, after a man collapsed at Orchard Towers on Tuesday morning (2 July).

Of the group, four men and one woman will be charged with murder on Thursday, said the police on Tuesday evening.

Investigations are ongoing for the remaining two men and one woman.

The police said that they received a call for assistance at Orchard Towers at 6.25am on Tuesday.

A 31-year-old man, who was found lying motionless at the location, was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

Orchard Towers. (Reuters file photo)

According to the national broadsheet The Straits Times, citing seen CCTV footage, the man was struck by a group of individuals after he stepped off an escalator at Orchard Towers.

CCTV footage obtained by Chinese news portal 8world News also showed the man walking slowly before collapsing.

If convicted of murder, the suspects face the death penalty or life imprisonment.

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