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Couple found dead in Geylang hotel

The bodies of a Bangladeshi national and a Filipino maid were found in a budget hotel room on Sunday. (AFP file photo)The bodies of a Bangladeshi national and a Filipino maid were found in a budget hotel room on Sunday. (AFP file …

A Bangladeshi man, 22, and Filipino woman, 33, were found dead in a room of a Geylang hotel late Sunday night, said the police.

Both Md Summon Md Lutfar and Rezziln Lodia Vinegas were discovered with cuts on their bodies and were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at about 11.50pm. Police received the call at 11.40pm.

The bodies were discovered by the receptionist of Summer Hotel, located along Lorong 22 Geylang, who went up to the second-storey room after his calls for the couple to return the key went unanswered, reported The New Paper.

According to the receptionist, Vinegas, who was naked with only a towel, was lying motionless on the bloodstained sheets of the bed, while Md Sumon, a regular customer of the hotel, was also found motionless on the bathroom floor clad only in his briefs.

The same paper reported that the victims were a couple who had been dating since late last year.

One of the man's colleagues, also his roommate, described Md Sumon as an easygoing chap who did not share much about his personal life. He added that the deceased was one of the best English speakers among the company's 30 Bangladeshi workers, according to TNP.

Vinegas worked as a maid for a family in a semi-detached house in Sennett estate.

On Tuesday morning, several R.I.P messages had been left on Vinegas' Facebook page, which was once filled with the active user's musings on love.

A police spokesman said a knife with a 5cm-long blade was found at the scene, reported TNP.

Police told Yahoo! Singapore they suspected no foul play. They have classified the deaths as unnatural and investigations are ongoing.

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