Truly horrible. My faith in humanity hangs on a thread.
The 31-year old man and the 30-year old woman responsible were charged on 17 September for the murder of their 2.5-year-old daughter.
Man To Undergo Psychiatric Observation
On 10 September, the police received a report about an “unnatural death” at Blk 52 Chin Swee Road.
Neighbours reportedly described the smell as “something rotting” one week before finding the body.
Upon further investigation, the police found the burnt remains of a 2.5-year-old girl in a metal cooking pot. They subsequently proceeded with the arrest of the parents suspected to have carried out the murder of their daughter.
It has been found that the murder occurred sometime in 2014.
I mean, killing your 2.5-year-old daughter is sick enough, but what’s with preserving the body and then burning her in a pot five years later? Or leaving it there for five years?
The people persecuting the case couldn’t fathom it either and requested for the man to undergo three weeks of psychiatric observation.
The request has since been approved, and the 31-year old will be remanded at the Complex Medical Centre over in Changi Prison.
What About Their Charges?
The 31-year old man will be returning to court on 15 October 2019, whereby the observation would be completed, while the woman will be returning on 1 October 2019.
If convicted of murder, both of them could be sentenced to life imprisonment or receive a death penalty, with the addition of caning for the man.
Apparently, this is not their first brush with the law.
The 30-year old woman was previously brought to jail for five years and two months for drug-related offences and theft.
The 31-year old man also has a history of drug offences. He was also previously accused of rioting, a case in which the group of rioters reportedly assaulted a victim.
Yes, disturbingly enough they do have other children. Kind of feeling worried for them.
According to the Ministry of Social and Family Development, they are now all under “stable alternative care arrangements”.
They must have been seriously disturbed by the series of events that have happened in the confines of their own home.
Whatever “stable alternative care arrangements” may mean, at least they’re now out of the reach of their seriously problematic parents.