8 arrested in connection with Orchard Towers murder where man's throat slit

Videos showed what went on during and after a man was attacked.

Andrew Koay | July 03, 2019, 12:27 PM

A man was murdered at Orchard Towers on July 2 morning.

Six men and two women have since been arrested.

Police were alerted at 6:45am on the day of the incident, and found a man lying on the floor motionless, CNA reported.

Murder with common intention

The 31-year-old victim was taken unconscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The police said the suspects are aged between 22 and 27.

The New Paper reported that four of the men and one of the women would be charged on Thursday, July 4 with murder with common intention.

If convicted, such a charge could carry the death penalty.

Naughty Girl Club

According to The New Paper, witnesses said a fight had reportedly started on the second storey inside Naughty Girl Club before continuing to the first floor.

Shin Min Daily News reported that the victim had been slit in the throat with a knife used by one of the assailants.

The fight was reportedly over a woman.

Police have said that investigations into the other three suspects are ongoing.

"Hang in there"

A video circulated on social media showed a man lying in a pool of blood close to the entrance of Orchard Towers.

Several people can be seen trying to help him by stemming wounds on his neck with tissues.

They can be heard shouting for an ambulance and asking the victim to "hang in there" and "breathe slowly".

The video, which is graphic in nature, can be seen here.

CCTV Footage

Another video posted by various social media accounts appears to be CCTV footage of the incident.

The footage, taken from within the building, shows a large group of people — seven men and three women — walking towards the entrance of Orchard Towers.

They are then confronted by a man who comes down from the escalator before a fight breaks out.

The video appears to skip a few frames before showing some people fleeing the scene.

A man can then be seen attending to another man who is lying on the floor, while witnesses appear to be shocked by what they have seen.

Top image by from Desnis Teo's Facebook page and District Singapore's Facebook page


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