Mum and stepfather, aged 26, to be charged with murder of 11-year-old girl

A man and a woman, both aged 26, will be charged with the murder of a 11-year-old girl on Thursday (Nov 12).

The police said they were alerted to the unnatural death of the girl on Tuesday (Nov 10), at around 1.20pm.

The child was unconscious when conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital by ambulance earlier the same day at about 11am and was pronounced dead at 12.40pm.

Through follow-up investigations, the police arrested the couple who are believed to be involved in the death of the girl.

"The 26-year-old woman is the biological mother of the deceased, while the 26-year-old man is the deceased’s stepfather," police said in a statement on Wednesday.

The couple will be charged with the offence of murder with common intention, which carries the death penalty.