The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) revealed that the family of the two-year-old Chin Swee Road toddler who died has had interactions with various government agencies and community organisations over the years.
The couple charged in court last Tuesday (September 17) with murdering their two-year-old daughter is a case known to social workers.
The MSF spokesperson said that there were “various interactions” between the family and various agencies and community organisations over the years and that, “The nature of these interactions with the family is relevant to ongoing criminal investigations. In the meantime, we are reviewing how the network of agencies and community organisations can be further strengthened”.
The man suspected of killing his two-year old daughter whose remains were found burnt inside a metal pot in Chin Swee Road will be remanded for psychiatric observation.
The 31-year-old man will be remanded for three weeks at the Complex Medical Centre in Changi Prison and will return to court via video-link for a further mention on October 15.
The child’s remains were only discovered last Tuesday, as a burnt corpse in a metal pot.
The parents, a 31-year-old man and 30-year-old woman, cannot be named due to a gag order. The police were only alerted to the case on September 10, 2019 at around 8.30pm, after residents smelled an unusual and pungent odour coming from the flat on the eighth-storey in Block 52 of Chin Swee Road.
The couple is believed to be married with at least three children, and were also the registered occupants of the Chin Swee Road flat.
In their statement, the MSF added that the other three children were in safe hands. /TISG