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Updated: 07/13/2013 11:42 | By Channel NewsAsia

Kovan double murder suspect identified as police officer

Kovan double murder suspect identified as police officer


Kovan double murder suspect identified as police officer

SINGAPORE: The suspect involved in the double Kovan murders has been identified as police Senior Staff Sergeant Iskandar bin Rahmat.

The Singapore Police Force said that he is currently being held by the Royal Malaysian Police and plans are being made to extradite him.

They said the suspect had crossed over to Johor Bahru on a scooter.

He was arrested in a restaurant in Danga Bay at 11.30pm on Friday night.

Police said the suspect's relationship with the older victim Mr Tan Boon Sin is unclear.

However, they noted that Mr Tan had made a report to the Bedok police station, where the suspect was the duty officer, about a case of theft in November 2012. 

Police added that the suspect was in debt due to personal domestic matters.

On Wednesday afternoon, the body of 67-year-old Mr Tan Boon Sin was found in his home in Hillside Drive.

His son, 42-year-old Mr Tan Chee Heong, was dragged by a car for one kilometre from the home before he was found dead outside Kovan MRT station.  - CNA/ac

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