SINGAPORE- The decapitated body of a woman found in Whampoa River last week has been identified as that of Ms Jasvinder Kaur, the 33-year-old wife of a logistics executive, also 33, who was working here on an employment pass.
Police also said yesterday that a 25-year-old forklift driver has been arrested in connection with her murder, and they are looking for her husband Harvinder Singh to help in their investigations.
All three are Indian nationals.
Mr Singh, who is friends with the forklift driver, had left Singapore 30 minutes before his wife's body was found - without her head and hands - and reported to the police by a jogger and cleaner at about 7.30am last Thursday.
The senior logistics coordinator left by bus through Woodlands Checkpoint, but it is not known if he is in Malaysia.
Police, however, said they have "sought the assistance of our counterparts in the neighbouring countries to trace his whereabouts".
The couple were living in Balestier and neighbours told the police that there was no sign of any quarrel between husband and wife before her death.
Ms Kaur's body was wrapped in a trash bag when it was found floating in the waterway between McNair Road and St George's Road.
Besides her missing head and hands, her arms had been apparently mutilated.
About 30 police officers spent three hours searching through five tonnes of rubbish at Tuas South incineration plant and have yet to find her body parts.
The police said the Indian High Commission is helping to contact the family of Ms Kaur, who is a beautician.