The editors and writers of The Online Citizen offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ms Lo.

Full report on Channel NewsAsia:

SINGAPORE: Singapore‘s Foreign Ministry says the Singaporean Chinese woman held hostage at the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai has been killed.

Speaking at a news conference at the Ministry, Director of the Consular Directorate Jai Sohan Singh said they were told at 9:35pm Singapore time that she suffered a tragic death.

This was after her husband, who had flown up to Mumbai, made a final confirmation of her identity. She is 28-year-old lawyer Lo Hwei-Yen.

Picture from Straits Times report.

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs press statement:

We are deeply saddened to have to inform you that the Singaporean who was held hostage since 27 November 2008 was a casualty.

Our team in Mumbai confirmed this at 2135 hours, Singapore time. A positive identification was made by the husband, accompanied by our High Commissioner.

We would like to convey our sincere condolences to the family of Ms Lo Hoei Yen. This is a tragedy for all Singaporeans.

We have been in touch with her father-in-law and one of her aunts to convey this tragic news. Our officials in Mumbai are currently with her husband and another aunt.

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