Clementi West death: Man, 29, may face more charges related to death of teen sister, 19

An additional 10 other charges, such as wrongful confinement, restraint and hurt charges, are pending.

Fiona Tan | May 19, 2021, 05:26 PM

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Huang Bocan, a 29-year-old man accused of grievously hurting his teenage sister, Huang Baoying, 19, could have his charge upgraded to a more serious offence and face additional charges, a police prosecutor said on May 19, according to CNA.

10 more charges

The police prosecutor has requested for a third remand for Bocan as prosecutors await Baoying's post-mortem results.

The prosecutor told District Judge Terence Tay that Bocan's existing charge may be upgraded.

An additional 10 other charges are pending "in the interim", according to CNA.

These include wrongful confinement, restraint and hurt charges, he said.

What happened

The police were alerted on Wednesday, May 5 at about 6.30am, to a case of unnatural death at a residential unit at Block 602 Clementi West Street 1.

Officers arrived at the unit and found Baoying lying motionless in the unit. She was pronounced dead at scene.

The victim's biological brother Bocan was arrested.

On May 6, Bocan was accused of voluntarily and grievously hitting Baoying with a wooden pole on Tuesday, May 4 at about 11pm.

He was represented by lawyers Josephus Tan and Cory Wong from Invictus Law Corporation.

Six days later on May 12, Chee Mei Wan, 41, and Lim Peng Tiong, 62, were slapped with the charges similar to Bocan.

The trio are also charged with a common intention to cause grievous hurt to Baoying with a wooden pole.

The relationship between Bocan, Chee, Lim and the deceased was not specified in the court documents.

If convicted, the three accused could be jailed for up to 10 years and fined or caned. However, Chee is a woman and cannot be caned.

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