SINGAPORE: Channel NewsAsia has obtained images and recordings that have never been shown to the public — surrounding the double murders of Singaporeans in Sydney.
In the murders in 2003, another Singaporean Ram Tiwary was arrested and charged with the crime. He was acquitted of the murders earlier this year.
Mr Tay Chow Lyang and Mr Tony Tan Poh Chuan were stabbed and clubbed with a baseball bat. But not many have laid eyes on the actual scene of the murders in Australia.
Now, pictures Channel NewsAsia has obtained from Sydney police show the aftermath of the killings. Blood could be seen on the floor in the house where it took place and a damaged pair of spectacles was found lying nearby.
It happened on a Monday, an afternoon not easily forgotten by the Barker Street neighbourhood where the crime took place.
Mr Tay and Mr Tan were months before graduating and heading home to Singapore. Both Singaporeans were found murdered.
Ram Tiwary, a mechanical engineering student who was previously on a scholarship from the Singapore Armed Forces, lived in the same house as the murdered pair.
It was he who made the call that fateful Spring day, in September 2003. "I, I need the ambulance and the police. There’s been a murder My, my two friends are lying dead outside... There’s blood all over the place."
Mr Tiwary was the only other person in the house that day.
Following investigations, he was indentified as the prime suspect.
Mr Tiwary was eventually handed a 48—year sentence, but had always maintained his innocence. Subsequently, he was acquitted of the murders because the New South Wales Court of Appeal found that the evidence had raised reasonable doubt.
No one knows who the real killers are.
The images and recordings surrounding the double murders were shown on Channel NewsAsia’s Get Rea! on Monday at 8pm and 11.30pm. The show will air again on Tuesday at 1pm and on Wednesday at 6pm.
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