Bedok Double Murder: Maid Had Hit Elderly ‘Multiple Times’ With Stool To Stop His Screams

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Back in 2017, a grisly murder took place in Bedok.

On Monday, it was revealed that the maid, who managed to flee to her home country of Indonesia, is serving her jail sentence in Indonesia for her crime in Singapore.

Now, more findings have been revealed.

Wanted To Go Home

On 21 June 2017, Khasanah had wanted to leave for Batam after working for the Chia’s for a month, according to the Straits Times

She also told the Indonesian police that she was unhappy working for the couple.

On that fateful day, she decided to make her escape and went into the room to find Mr Chia sleeping.

She pasted a duct tape and tied up his hands with raffia string.

However, he woke up and started struggling.

The duct tape came loose and he started screaming.

Panicked, she turned on the television volume to mask his screams and started punching him in the face until he started bleeding.

Panicking, she picked up a stool and started hitting him in the head repeatedly.

When his wife, 78-year-old Madam Chin, confronted Khasanah, the maid also tied her up, anchoring her against the towel railings in the toilet.

She then proceeded to stomp on her until she passed out after she saw Madam Chin’s continuous attempts to struggle.

Khasanah then took her passport and some of the couples’ valuables, leaving for Batam via a ferry at Harbourfront around 1.20pm.

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They were found at their flat unconscious and pronounced dead at 4pm.

Both suffered blunt force trauma to his head while Madam Chin also suffered the same trauma to her chest.

Arrested A Week Later

The law will always find you, no matter how far you run.

Khasanah was in an Internet cafe in Indonesia when she was overheard telling someone about her crime over the phone.

Local police were alerted and she was arrested in Tungkal Ilir, in Jambi province in Sumatra after police raided her room at Hotel Nanber on 28 Jun, 7 days after the incident.

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However, she was not handed over to Singaporean authorities.

Any Indonesian citizen who was caught in the home country for committing a crime abroad will be punished and dealt with in Indonesia.


It was reported that both the Indonesian and Singaporean police had worked in tandem on her case.

Among her stuff were jewellery, watches, mobile phones, a laptop computer and around S$300 in multiple currencies.

Khasanah went on trial in Indonesia between 27 Feb and 2 May 2018. Initially, she was sentenced to life imprisonment but it was reduced to 20 years after a successful appeal.

Their neighbours had mostly described Mr Chia and Madam Chin as gentle and friendly people who greeted most residents with a smile.

Currently, one son still lives in their flat.