Filipina stabbed over 10 times in brutish attackA 30-year-old Filipina, Roselyn Reyes Pascua, died after being stabbed 10 times in her chest and abdomen, once in the neck and twice in the vagina by her attacker in Singapore, a court was told.
The Straits Times reported that the woman, believed to have been working as a prostitute, was found in a room at Peony Mansion in Bencoolen Street on March 15 last year.
The attack was described as nasty, brutish and short by a deputy public proscecutor who was speaking at the murder trial of Indian national Bijukumar Remadevi Nair Gopinathan.
According to the paper, Gopinathan did not deny stabbing Pascua but claimed to be acting under grave and serious provocation.
A serious neck wound and a deep cut in her abdomen could also have been fatal, he said. Pascua also had bruises to her faces and cuts to her lips.
Gopinathan was carrying Ms Pascua's mobile phone and some bloodstained money when he was arrested three days later.
A receipt for a money transfer to India and a large amount of cash were also found on him.
The charge could be reduced to culpable homicide, and Gopinathan could face a jail term if the defence lawyers are successful.
However, he will be sentenced to hang if convicted of murder. The trial continues.
Photo Credit: Lianhe Wanbao
Published Nov 9 2011