Girl, 12, Dead At HDB Block

1 Dec

— ST PHOTO: TED CHEN

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl found dead at the foot of Block 573 in Hougang Street 51 on Wednesday morning, is believed to have been murdered, said police.

Investigations are ongoing into the case, which police have classified as murder.

The girl, said to have weak arms and legs, was believed to have fallen from the fourth floor early on Wednesday morning.

Police said they were alerted to the motionless body at the foot of the block at about 6.05am. The girl was pronounced dead by paramedics at about 6.20am.

Neighbours said she suffered from weak arms and legs and have to be supported by a maid when moving around. She also attended a special school.

The block comprises mainly of four-room Housing Board flats. Anyone with information on the case can call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000.

Straits Times

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