Four of the seven people charged with the grisly murder of 31-year-old Satheesh Noel Gobidass, who died following a brawl last Tuesday, have been taken back to the scene of the crime by authorities yesterday (July 9) as part of police investigations into the case.
The group had allegedly killed the man last Tuesday around 6:25am at the entrance of seedy mall Orchard Towers. He was found lying unconscious in blood and sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later.
The charges were handed to four of the accused in State Courts last Thursday (July 4) – Natalie Siow Yun Zhen, 22; Joel Tan Yun Zheng, 26; Chan Jia Xing, 26; and Ang Da Yuan, 26. Another three – Tan Sen Yang, 27; Loo Boon Chong, 25; and Tan Hong Seng, 22 – were charged via video-link with one count each of common intention to murder the victim.
The group had been remanded at the Central Police Division in Cantonment Road for a week pending investigations, when the court ordered the crime scene to be reconstructed.
According to Shin Min Daily News, Siow (who has since amassed a following of fanboys) and three of the accused males were spotted at Orchard Towers around noon yesterday.
Dressed in red and cuffed in arm and leg restraints, the group remained there for about 10 minutes, during which a crowd of curious passersby gathered and snapped pictures of the scene. The images later surfaced and circulated on citizen Facebook pages.
The New Paper reported that the four were taken to the first-storey entrance of the building and a club on the second floor, presumably Naughty Girl, where an argument between the victim and accused had purportedly taken place.
It is understood that Siow appeared exhausted as she answered questions from the authorities, while the other men seemed unruffled. However, it’s unclear which of the six men charged were brought back to the scene.
As for the other woman who was apprehended with the seven, she is still assisting the police with investigations. The seven accused are expected to return to court tomorrow (July 11).