Woman found dead in Geylang hotel: Man 'expressionless' when charged with murder

A man was charged with murder on Wednesday (Jan 2), days after a 34-year-old woman was found dead at Golden Dragon Hotel in Geylang.

Bangladeshi Ahmed Salim, who turned 30 on Tuesday, was charged with murdering Indonesian Nurhidayati Wartono Surata, 34, between 5.08pm and 8.12pm on Sunday (Dec 30).

Police said that the pair knew each other but court documents did not reveal the nature of their relationship, according to The Straits Times.

It was earlier reported that hotel staff had discovered Ms Nurhidayati's body. She had marks on her neck and bruises on her arms.

Dressed in a red polo T-shirt, Ahmed was expressionless as he stood in the dock.

He will be remanded at the Central Police Division and the case has been adjourned to Jan 9.

If convicted of murder, he will face the death penalty.