By Nurshurina Sariff and Debbi Tan
Although Singapore has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, it does not mean that there are no crimes. Murdering of someone is one of the rare cases that don’t occur on a frequent basis, but when they do, you’ll see (or hear) it everywhere — news, social media sites and radio. We’ve collated a series of horrendous murders that happened in Singapore and split them into two parts, as the truth may be hard to swallow.
The Mysterious Luggage Murder (2014)
Over a week ago, a legless body was found in a luggage in Syed Alwi Road. It was a karang guni man who first discovered the luggage. Thinking it was a piece of junk; he tried to place it in his trolley with the help of two men. Imagine the look on their faces when they saw blood dripping from it. The victim’s missing legs were found in Jalan Kubor. The two suspects, Ramzan Rizwan and Rasheed Muhammad, are being charged with killing 59-year-old Muhammad Noor, who stayed in the same lodging house. The reason behind the murder is still unclear as the case is ongoing.
The Disappearing Act (2004)
8-year-old Huang Na went missing on October 10, 2004. Her disappearance caused a nationwide search. The murderer turned out to be a colleague of the victim’s mother. 24-year-old Took Leng How, who worked as a vegetable packer at the wholesale centre, was questioned twice by the police. However, before he could undergo a lie detector test, he fled Singapore by walking across the Causeway, resulting in a manhunt in Malaysia. Took surrendered to the Malaysian police on October 30 after persuasion from his father. Took admitted that he lured Huang Na into a storeroom in Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre where he worked, by playing a game of hide-and-seek. Took claimed that Huang Na knocked her head into some boxes accidentally and that’s when he started to panic. He then stripped her, bound her, molested her and strangled her with his bare hands. After she died, he wrapped her body in plastic bags and sealed them in a cardboard box. The box was then dumped in Telok Blangah Hill Park.
The Butcher (2005)
Murdering someone is bad enough, but to chop the body up into parts… That’s beyond crazy. The victim, Liu Hong Mei, was a Chinese national who worked under the supervision of Leong Siew Chor. Despite Leong being a married man, he got into an affair with Liu. While spending their time together at Hotel 81 in Geylang, he stole her ATM card and withdrew over $2000 from various ATM machines in a span of two days. After discovering she lost her ATM card, Liu made a police report. Naturally, she told her lover about it, without suspecting him. This might be a possible reason why he mercilessly chopped her body into seven parts and dumped it at the Singapore River, Kallang River and rubbish bins along Ubi Road and outside Ang Mo Kio MRT Station.
The truth may be hard to swallow and it may creep you out of your bones, but remember that all of these cases mentioned are actual events and not made-up stories. You have reached the end of article, but bear in mind that this is not the end. Keep refreshing the Campus home page for part 2 of Murders in Singapore. Stay tuned.