9.9.05

Only in Singapore

Only in Singapore are two units of the anti-riot police dispatched to the scene to ensure that curious onlookers do not disrupt ongoing police investigations at a downtown crime scene.
Woman's head, limbs found in bag near Orchard MRT station
By Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : A woman's severed head and limbs were found next to Orchard MRT Station on Friday.

The victim's torso is still missing but police have discovered a black canvas bag in a carpark off Lornie Road near MacRitchie Reservoir.

It is not yet known if the contents are related to the case.

The body parts were stashed in a blue sports bag on the grounds near Orchard MRT Station.

The woman's head was wrapped in a red plastic bag, the arms and legs in two black trash bags.

A cleaner found the unattended sports bag behind the MRT station, between the mosaic wall and the park.

ASP Siow Cheng Cheng, Police Spokesman, said: "Police immediately cordoned off the surrounding area and conducted a search. We are presently working towards establishing the identity of the victim. The search for further remains and evidence is on-going."

The gruesome find drew a large crowd of on-lookers.

Two anti-riot police units were called in to ensure CID officers could carry out their work.

After five hours of investigations, the victim's head and limbs were removed.

One youth said: "The fact that there is a dead body on Orchard Road really freaks me out because I pass here every day to go to the cinema or go to eat."

One woman said: "It reminds us of the Huang Na incident and the previous Chinese girl incident."

This is the second body parts case in less than three months - a grim reminder of the June 16 case where the body parts of Chinese national Liu Hong Mei were found in the Kallang River.
Of course, this is also the country where last month, "40 police officers with 10 or 12 in riot gear" were dispatched to contend with four unarmed, peaceful protestors from the Singapore Democratic Party at a downtown quasi-government building. (See Singabloodypore for more information, if you didn't know about that incident already.)

The anti-riot police units are getting quite a workout this year.

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3 Comments:

At 9/10/2005 12:28 am , Blogger Kay said...

Also the place where police so valiantly investigate white elephant cut-outs.

 
At 9/10/2005 9:28 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's really gruesome. Is this the first official serial killer in Singapore?

 
At 9/10/2005 11:50 pm , Blogger Terz said...

Er, wouldn't be a serial killer since the previous one with the body parts has already been caught. And charged.

 

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