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Updated: 07/14/2013 20:27 | By Channel NewsAsia

Family members claim bodies of Kovan double murder victims

Family members claim bodies of Kovan double murder victims


Family members claim bodies of Kovan double murder victims

SINGAPORE: Family members of Wednesday's double murder in Kovan have claimed the bodies of the two men.

Relatives and friends were at the mortuary on Sunday morning.

The wake for 67-year-old Tan Boon Sin and his 42-year-old son, Tan Chee Heong, will be held for three days at the Teochew Funeral Parlour at Ubi Road 4.

The men were allegedly killed by 34-year-old Iskandar Rahmat, a former police officer.

Iskandar, who was arrested in Johor Bahru on Friday night, will be charged in court on Monday morning.

It is understood he is currently being held at the Police Cantonment Complex.

Family members said they still do not know of Iskandar's relations with the victims.

They were also unaware that the older Mr Tan had made a police report over theft in November, where Iskandar was the duty officer.

Ong Boon Kok, the older Mr Tan’s brother-in-law, said: "We have no idea either. My brother-in-law and my nephew, we were close, but of course their actual working situation, we don't know."

Madam Tan, a relative of the victims, said: "We're very thankful to the police, they were able to very quickly find out who did it, and let us have a peace of mind. After more than 50 hours, they were able to find out, and the government also stepped in, and comforted and showed concern."

On Sunday evening, Commissioner of Police Ng Joo Hee attended the wake.

A police spokesperson said Commissioner Ng expressed his condolences to the family.

He also handed personal letters from Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean to the victims' family. - CNA/xq

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