Man arrested for Pandan Loop murder case

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for the killing of a foreign worker at Pandan Loop on Saturday night.

He will be charged in court with murder on Wednesday, a police press release stated.

The victim, a 26-year-old Indian national, was found lying face down in a pool of blood on a small road leading to the West Coast Highway in the direction of Jalan Buroh.

Police said they received a call around 10.30pm on Saturday. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene at about 10.50pm.​

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said the man had sustained trauma injuries on his head and neck, and deformities on his left hand, The New Paper reported on Monday.

The Straits Times reported on Monday that the victim, Mr Suresh Kumar, was an employee of Poly NDT, which does non-destructive testing and inspections of parts such as ship hulls.

The company's operation manager, Mr Wong Boon Tiong, said Mr Kumar, joined the firm in 2009 and was a “straightforward and hardworking” man who was close to his co-workers.

“The company is also in touch with and assisting Suresh’s family,” he said.

Mr Kumar, who was single, is survived by a 30-year-old brother who works here as a construction supervisor, as well as his parents back home in India, the newspaper reported.

Source: The New Paper, The Straits Times