Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead in Tampines arrested for murder

Police have arrested the mother of the seven-year-old boy who was found dead on Saturday (Sept 13) at the foot of a HDB block in Tampines.

The woman, 42, was arrested ​on Saturday for murder​, the police said in a news release on Sunday. 

Police said they had received a call for assistance at the Tampines Avenue 4​ block on Saturday afternoon at 1.02pm.

The boy was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

A neighbour told The New Paper on Sunday that the boy, who was last seen dressed in a yellow t-shirt and black shorts, had special needs and went to a special needs school.

The suspect will be charged in court tomorrow. (Sept 15)

This is an update on an earlier report