Updated: 12/20/2013 18:19

Headless body of woman identified, one suspect arrested, police looking for her husband

CID officers sieving through the waste at Tuas Incineration Plant

CID officers sieving through the waste at Tuas Incineration Plant

Police have identified the headless body of a woman found in a canal near McNair Road last Thursday. 

She was Jasvinder Kaur, a 33-year-old Indian National. 

Both her hands had also been chopped off at the wrists. 

A Police spokesman says a 25-year-old male Indian National was arrested at Sims Drive yesterday afternoon in connection with her death. 

He will be charged in court with murder tomorrow. 

Shortly after the body was found, some 30 officers went to the Tuas South Incineration Plant. 

That's where rubbish from the Whampoa estate is processed.

There, police spent some three hours looking through five tonnes of rubbish, hoping to locate the body parts. 

But they say chances of finding the body parts are slim.

The police are also looking for the dead woman's husband, a 33-year-old Indian national, Harvinder Singh to assist in their investigations. 

It is believed Harvinder had left Singapore via Woodlands Checkpoint by bus before her death was reported. 

Police are seeking the assistance of neighbouring countries in tracing his whereabouts. 

Assistant Director of Major Crime Division, Adrian Quek told a news conference this is a serious crime which had attracted a lot of public attention. 

"I would like to assure the public that the police will spare no effort in solving such crimes, and bringing such pepetrators to justice, so as to maintain a sense of safety and security in the country."

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