Remaining suspect in 2010 Kallang murder, violent robbery case arrested

Remaining suspect in 2010 Kallang murder, violent robbery case arrested
Tony Imba (right) and Micheal Garing are accused of being in a group of four men who carried out four violent robberies in 2010. They face the death penalty or life imprisonment if convicted of the murder of one of the victims.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - The police have arrested the final suspect in Malaysia in connection with a murder case which occurred at an open field along Kallang Road in May 2010.

In a statement released on Wednesday (Jan 18), police said the 25-year-old suspect was nabbed with the assistance of the Royal Malaysia Police and handed over to them.

If found guilty, Sarawakian Donny Meluda could face the death penalty.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations & Intelligence) concurrent Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, Tan Chye Hee, said: "The excellent co-operation between SPF and RMP has always been instrumental in bringing criminals who committed cross-border crimes to justice."

On May 30, 2010, police were alerted to a body found lying motionless at the open field along Kallang Road at about 7.35am.

The deceased was found to be a 41-year-old male Indian national in Singapore on a work permit. 

Mr Shanmuganathan Dillidurai was pronounced dead by paramedics at scene at about 8am.

Besides Mr Dillidurai, two foreign workers and a Singaporean were also found seriously injured.

Reports later identified a group of four men, including Meluda and his accomplices, who carried out four violent robberies from the late night of May 29 to the early hours of May 30.

The other three suspects are Micheal Garing, 29, Tony Imba, 38, and Hairee Landak, 26.

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