Kovan slayings: Suspect found fit to plead

SINGAPORE - Senior staff sergeant Iskandar Rahmat, who is accused of the double slaying in Kovan, has been found fit to plead and not of unsound mind after psychiatric assessment.

This was disclosed by the prosecution at yesterday's video-link mention of the 34-year-old's case.

A pre-trial conference has been scheduled in the High Court for Sept 24.

The 14-year police veteran has been charged with murdering car workshop owner Tan Boon Sin, 66, and his 42-year-old son at a terraced house in Hillside Drive on July 10.

The body of the younger victim, Chee Heong, a businessman, was found on the road outside Kovan MRT station after being dragged for a kilometre under a car.

Iskandar was arrested in Johor Baru after a 54-hour manhunt.

His lawyers Ferlin Jayatissa and N. Sudha Nair, and some of his family members, were present in court. The next mention of his case is on Oct 1.

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