Indian-origin man charged with wife’s murder in Singapore

In a tragic incident, an Indian-origin man allegedly stabbed to death his wife in Singapore.  

File photo of Raithena Vaithena Samy
File photo of Raithena Vaithena Samy. Photo courtesy: zaobao

Krishnan Raju, aged 50, has been charged in the State Court with causing the death of 44-year-old Raithena Vaithena Samy at a condominium in Jalan Loyang Besar area of Singapore. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

The man was arrested 10 hours after the incident as he surrendered himself to the police at the Woodlands Checkpoint. He reportedly entered Malaysia before returning to Singapore. The man owns a transport company.

The woman, found in the bedroom of the apartment unit with a knife beside her, had suffered multiple stab wounds, including one in the chest.

Krishnan, who appeared emotionless as the charge was read out to him, has been remanded at the Central Police Division, with permission to be taken out for investigation. He will be back in the court on November 3.

Meanwhile, a neighbour of the victim, living two block away, said that he frequently heard shouting coming from the block where the couple's unit is located and said it started about two years ago.

He said, “I could tell that it's a couple quarrelling in English but I don't know what they fight about. It happens every morning and night.”

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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