Indonesian police have confirmed that the maid arrested over the double murder in Bedok last week will not be extradited to Singapore.
An Indonesian police spokesman told The Straits Times that, according to their legal principle of “personaliteit”, an Indonesian arrested in the country for a crime committed in another country must be dealt with in Indonesia.
The domestic worker Khasanah, 41, was caught at a hotel in the Jambi province on Tuesday (27 June) night, according to a report on Indonesian police news site Tribata News. She is believed to have left Singapore by ferry from the HarbourFront Centre.
Following her arrest, Khasanah confessed to killing Chia Ngim Fong, 79, and his wife Chin Sek Fah, 78, at their Bedok Reservoir Road flat last Wednesday.
The elderly couple were found motionless in their Bedok Reservoir Road flat last Wednesday, and were pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
According to media reports, Khasanah had been working for the couple for a month. Three knives were found by the police in the rubbish chute at the foot of the block.
Various valuables were found Khasanah’s possession, including three mobile phones, gold and jade jewellery, five watches, a laptop, a computer keyboard and banknotes in various currencies.
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