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Turkish Cypriots hand over murder suspect

Malkit Singh was arrested while trying to cross into the north

Turkish Cypriot authorities on Friday handed over an Indian national wanted in the republic for murder.

Malkit Singh, 26, was arrested while trying to cross over to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state. He was brought before a military court, which remanded him in custody for one day.

He was later jailed for 40 days by a military court.

Singh was wanted by police in connection with murder after a 25-year-old man was stabbed to death and a 44-year-old woman injured after being stabbed on August 28. Both were foreign nationals.

The pair were attacked in their apartment at around 4am by a man with a knife. The perpetrator stabbed both of them and fled the scene.

They were rushed to hospital where the man died of his injuries at around 6.20am.

The suspect was handed over at 11am at the Ledra Palace crossing in Nicosia.

 

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