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MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED BUSINESS PARTNER @ BEACH RD, DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL & REMANDED

50 year old Caleb Joshua Chai Shanmugam, a renovation firm director who fled Singapore after allegedly killing his business partner, 27-year-old Rachael Ang Qi Ying, was discharged from Changi General Hospital on 30 November, according to The Straits Times.

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He will be remanded at the Central Police Division for a week, and he will be taken out during his remand to assist the police with their investigations.

Chai requested to speak to his wife during a brief court mention yesterday (2 December) but was rejected by the judge, who said that it was up to his investigation officer’s discretion.

Recap

50-year-old Caleb Joshua Chai Shanmugam, is being accused of killing 27-year-old Rachael Ang Qi Ying at a ground floor unit at 2 Beach Road, on 9 November at about 7pm.

Ang was reportedly missing for 4 days before being found dead at the shop in Beach Road, where she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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Shanmugam and Ang were co-directors of a renovation company called Smart Click Services, which is registered to an address at Peninsula Plaza and the two were listed as directors from 1 October 2021, according to The Straits Times.

The police were alerted to a case of unnatural death on 13 November, and identified the 50-year-old in connection to the case after a missing person report was made on 10 November.

Shanmugam had left for Malaysia on 10 November and the Singapore police then sought the help of the Royal Malaysia Police, and he was then arrested in JB and handed over to the Singapore Police.

He is being represented by Suang Wijaya and Sophia Ng from the Eugene Thuraisingam law firm and he was charged at Changi General Hospital with murder.

If convicted, he faces the death penalty.

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