(Dead) Maid in the Water (Tank)

So how exactly these water tanks atop those HDB building look like? There's no enclosure to prevent a dead body discarded into the tank?

The latest case has a maid murdered by her lover and her body was maliciously dumped inside the water tank. What on earth did he try to do?! Poisoned the rest of the HDB dwellers?! What kind of sick grudge did he harbor to the residents?!

On another note, a housewife Yasmin Abdul, 35 was quoted to declare: 'I am very upset and angry that the town council did not explain properly what had happened. This is just too scary.'

Will we see this issue resurface during the next General Election? Hur hur.

PS. Title of this post is somewhat inspired by the movie, "Lady in the Water".

SOME residents of a block of Housing Board flats in Woodlands were greeted with an unusual sight when they turned on their taps yesterday morning.

The water was slightly yellowish and appeared unnaturally foamy.

Some assumed that the water pipes were malfunctioning. At least four residents of Block 686B, Woodlands Drive 73, called the Sembawang Town Council to complain.

First their water supply was cut off at 11am. Then they were told that 'maintenance work' was being done. It was only later in the day that the horrifying news spread: A 30-year-old Indonesian maid working there had been found dead in one of eight water tanks atop the 15-storey block.

A 27-year-old Bangladeshi maintenance worker was arrested nearby in connection with the woman's death. They were believed to have been in an intimate relationship.

Some residents recalled hearing screams and a couple arguing loudly in the morning, but they did not call the police, thinking it was a domestic problem.

From Straits Times, "Maid's body found in HDB water tank".

Update on 18/05: the identity of the victim and the suspected killer were revealed.

A BANGLADESHI maintenance worker was charged with the murder of an Indonesian domestic worker at the rooftop of a block of flats in Woodlands.

Md Bepon Mostafa, 27, is alleged to have caused the death of Ms Ruliyawati, 30, at Block 686B Woodlands Drive 73 between 7.10am and 9.54am on Monday.

The maid's body was found in one of the eight water tanks atop the 15-storey block.

Ms Ruliyawati, married with a child, had been working for an employer on the sixth floor of the block.

Mostafa was remanded for investigation at Central police division lock-up for a week.

If convicted, he faces the mandatory death penalty.

From Straits Times, "Rooftop murder of maid: Bangladeshi worker charged".


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