SINGAPORE - Equipped with torches, they combed the forested area at the Muslim Cemetery near the junction by Jalan Kubor and Rochor Canal Road yesterday.
An hour later, at around 8.30pm, The New Paper caught a glimpse of what the police officers were searching for - a pair of human legs, from the thighs down to the feet.
They are believed to have been severed from a man whose legless body was found in a suitcase at Syed Alwi Road on Wednesday.
The police later confirmed the discovery of a pair of legs. This followed the arrests of two Pakistani men, aged 25 and 43, at Rowell Road in Little India at 3pm.
Classifying the case as murder, they said the victim is believed to be a Pakistani man, 59. The suspects are expected to be charged in court tomorrow.
A suitcase similar to the one which contained the legless body was recovered from the cemetery.
The cemetery is about a 10-minute walk from where the body was found on Wednesday.
The cemetery, about the size of two basketball courts, is overgrown with foliage amid the hundreds of crumbling tombstones.
A few HDB blocks are located about 200m away, but residents said the whole stretch of Jalan Kubor is usually deserted and they often avoid walking near the area.