A 34-year-old man has been arrested and will be charged today with the murder of his two-year-old child in Sengkang, the police said in a statement yesterday. Authorities had responded to a call for assistance at 10:24pm on Sunday at Block 163B Rivervale Crescent, where the child was found lying motionless in a bedroom of the flat. The father was also found injured in the room.
The man and his child were subsequently taken to Sengkang General Hospital, where the child was pronounced dead at 12:28am on Monday.
Neighbors told The Straits Times that other family members arrived at the scene before the police, and officers had to break into the unit for investigators to enter.
Police have classified the case as murder, and investigations are ongoing.