SINGAPORE: A man was charged on Monday (Sep 11) with the murder of his wife after her body was found at a hotel in Katong.
Eshan Tharaka Koottage, 30, is accused of murdering his wife Diyawinnage Sewwandi Maduka Kumari sometime between 10.45am and 4.42pm on Sep 9 at Holiday Inn Express Katong Square, located at 88 East Coast Road. The charge sheet did not state how the alleged act was committed.
The Sri Lankan man, dressed in a white long-sleeved shirt, was handed the charge via videolink in the State Courts.
The prosecution applied for him to be remanded for one week with permission to take him out for investigations, scene revisitation and recovery of exhibits.
The accused requested through an interpreter to speak to the Sri Lankan High Commission to engage a lawyer and asked for the state to provide him a lawyer, but was told he could not communicate with anyone at this juncture.
He will return to court on Sep 18.