Lawyer Lo Hoei Yen dies in hotel.

Breaking News: Singaporean held hostage at Mumbai’s Oberoi Hotel killed

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.