Singaporean man arrested over mother-son murder after discovery of body parts in Melaka

(SOURCE: Social media)
(SOURCE: Social media)

UPDATE: The Singapore Police Force has released a media statement on the arrest.

SINGAPORE — A Singaporean man at the heart of an alleged grisly mother-son murder in Melaka was arrested on Friday (11 October) with the help of authorities here, according to Malaysian media reports.

The Star Online reported that Melaka police chief, Deputy Commissioner Mat Kassim Karim, said the suspect is being brought back to Melaka to assist murder investigations.

The victims were reported to be a 27-year-old woman and her 11-year-old son, who were believed to have been murdered a few days ago. He is believed to be the woman’s husband.

The suspect’s arrest comes a day after the discovery of several dismembered body parts by a grass cutter at Kampung Ladang, Krubong. It is reported that there are more body parts discarded in a secondary jungle in Krubong.

When contact by Yahoo News Singapore for comment, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) released a media statement on the arrest.

“The Singapore Police Force received a request for assistance from the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) on a case of murder reported in Tanjung Minyak, Malaysia,” the statement said.

“The SPF had arrested a 31-year-old man and handed him over to RMP on 11 October 2019 to aid in investigations. It is inappropriate to comment further as investigations by RMP are ongoing.”

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