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WHAT HAPPENED THAT MORNING

5.02am:

Mr Koka Nageswara Rao arrives at Changi Airport after two weeks in India.

5.22am:

He boards a taxi for his home at Compassvale Street.

5.39am:

He alights from the taxi.

Between 5.39am and 5.42am:

He reaches his second-storey flat's front door, does a ritual before going in, hears a thud, looks down and sees the body of his wife, Madam Koka Sujana.

5.42am:

A panting and weeping Mr Koka makes a police report over the phone.

5.56am:

Police officers find Mr Koka crying at the first-storey staircase. He leads them into his home, where they find that his older daughter is also dead. They find his younger daughter, three, who had just woken up..

6.27am:

The seven-year-old girl is pronounced dead by paramedics. Meanwhile, Mr Koka's younger daughter, who started vomiting after being fed milk, is taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.