Six men, one woman charged with Orchard Towers murder in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Six men and a woman aged between 22 and 27 were charged with the murder of a 31-year-old man at Orchard Towers yesterday.

Tan Sen Yang, 27, Joel Tan Yun Sheng, 26, Chan Jia Xing, 26, Ang Da Yuan, 26, Loo Boon Chong, 25, Tan Hong Seng, 22, and Natalie Siow Yu Zhen, 22, were charged with common intention to murder Satheesh Noel Gobidass, 31.

Tan Sen Yang, Loo Boon Chong and Tan Hong Sheng were charged via video-link while the others were charged at the State Courts.

Of them, Chan was the only one who was represented by lawyer John Koh from Populus Law.

The group will be remanded for a week for investigations, required for reconstruction of the crime scene.

They will appear in court on July 11, but will be remanded for another three weeks for psychiatric observation.

More than 20 friends and relatives of the seven suspects were present in court yesterday.

Another woman who was arrested in connection with the case has yet to be charged.

The police said they received a call for assistance at Orchard Towers on Tuesday at 6.25am.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Satheesh motionless. He was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. – Channel News Asia