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Father arrested after sons found dead

SINGAPORE (CNA) – A 48-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in the death of his two 11-year-old sons, the police said late on Saturday.

The man will be charged in court with murder, an offence that carries the death penalty.

News of the arrest, which was announced by the police at 11.15pm on Saturday, capped a day of investigations by police officers, who conducted interviews with residents in Greenridge Crescent, located in Upper Bukit Timah near Toh Tuck Road, Singapore.

The area around the playground in the residential estate was where the police found the bodies of the 11-year-old boys.

Police have not revealed the exact location, but on Saturday afternoon, CNA spotted plainclothes police officers walking along the canal and looking into it.

A group of people comprising the sister of the deceased, as well as family friends, were seen offering prayers next to the canal on Saturday afternoon.

Residents told CNA that police officers had also gone around the estate requesting footage from car cameras and closed-circuit television cameras from homes.

Those CNA spoke to added that they did not know if the two children lived in
the estate.

But one resident, Yim, said, “My helper heard some distress call – somebody asking for help… and it (apparently) sounded like a lady.

“After two shouts, everything was quiet. It didn’t alarm her because there are usually a lot of children and adults playing in the park.”

People offering prayers at a canal near Greenridge Crescent in Upper Bukit Timah. PHOTO: CNA

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