Police arrest four suspects over Downtown East murder
Downtown East in Pasir Ris

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested four Chinese male suspects, aged between 18 and 20 years, in connection with the murder of a youth at Downtown East in Pasir Ris on Saturday.
Darren Ng Wei Jie, 19, was attacked by a group of persons. He sustained serious injuries and died in hospital.

Police arrested the suspects on Monday evening after establishing their identities following thorough investigations.

Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Ng Boon Gay, Director of Criminal Investigation Department, commended the police officers for their extensive investigations and speed in apprehending the suspects.

He said, "Such violent behaviour and blatant disregard for the law will not be condoned. Police will see to it that those who perpetuate violence will be dealt with to the fullest extent of our laws."

The four suspects will be charged in court with murder on Wednesday. If convicted, they face the death penalty.
— CNA/de