Parents to be charged with murdering toddler, following discovery of charred body in pot

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SINGAPORE — A couple in their thirties will be charged with murder on Tuesday (17 September) for allegedly killing their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter more than a year ago, following the discovery of a charred body in a metal pot last week.

Chinese media, citing reliable sources, reported last week that an unidentified body was found burnt in the pot in an HDB unit at Block 52 Chin Swee Road. The police said that they had responded to a call for assistance at about 8.30pm on 10 September at the location.

The police confirmed in a press release on Monday that they had discovered human remains belonging to the toddler inside the unit, adding that the couple, a 31-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, are the biological parents of the deceased.

They have been in remand since June last year for other offences and are believed to have murdered the child prior to that, the police said.

Investigations into the case are ongoing.

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