Orchard Towers murder: Brawl allegedly triggered by jealousy over woman after existing gang dispute

A brawl that resulted in the death of a Singaporean man at Orchard Towers on Tuesday (July 2) is said to have been sparked off by jealousy involving a woman.

Seven people have been charged with the murder of 31-year-old Mr Satheesh Noel Gobidass, who allegedly had his throat slit with a knife.

Tan Sen Yang, 27, Joel Tan Yun Sheng, 26, Chan Jia Xing, 26, Ang Da Yuan, 26, Natalie Siow Yu Zhen, 22, Loo Boon Chong, 25, and Tan Hong Seng, 22, were charged on Thursday (July 4) with one count each of murder with common intention.

According to court documents, they were "members of an unlawful assembly whose common object was to cause hurt" to Mr Satheesh, reported The Straits Times.

Investigations involving the last member of the group, a woman, are ongoing.

According to Lianhe Zaobao, sources working at Orchard Towers said that the altercation between the victim and his assailants had been triggered by jealousy involving a woman at a nightclub.

Some also believed that both parties already had an existing grudge involving a gang dispute before crossing paths on the night of the incident, which then led to the brawl.