As the case against Natalie Siow Yu Zhen and seven others in the murder of 31-year-old Noel Satheesh Gobidass gets heard in court today (July 11), Singaporeans are keen to know details of the event, with various videos cropping up online showing different angles of the incident. How the violence unfolded and who did exactly what to bring about the poor victim’s death continues to captivate netizens before the results of the investigations are released.
It’s important to note, though, that Natalie is quite young at 22, and only years before was a simple girl who was spoiled by her dad, had a boyfriend, and loved to post about her new makeup on her online diary.
What is in the new Natalie Siow Yu Zhen video?
A short, grainy video has been shared online showing a better angle of the crime scene. It includes footage of somebody using an object which appears to be a knife, possibly on the victim. Gobidass was rushed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital but died on July 2 at a little after 7am, after sustaining serious injuries. Natalie Siow and six others were charged with murder with intent last Tuesday (July 2), which puts the death sentence on the table.
In the latest update, three of them – Tan Hong Sheng, 22, Chan Jia Xing, 26, and 25-year-old Loo Boon Chong had their murder charges withdrawn.
You can watch the video below. Take note that it contains sensitive and violent material ad is not advisable for children to watch:
At the 12-second mark, one can see that an object was raised in the air, although it is difficult to see who was wielding the object in the chaos. Viewers are also able to see that the victim was assaulted at the bottom of the escalator.
Who is Natalie Siow Yu Zhen in the video?
While police investigations are ongoing, netizens have taken an interest in the videos, and have speculated as to what role Natalie played in the crime. In a separate GIF below, you can see a long-haired woman in grey top and denim shorts joining in the scuffle. She rears back and joins the violent outburst behind her, quickly becoming part of the group beating up the victim.
The fact that there is a lone damsel among the accused has captured the imagination of the public. Here is a closer photo of the girl in standard detainee wear.
Natalie Siow Yu Zhen fan club forms online
With the release of the photos and videos, netizens are suggesting that Natalie (now called Nutella by her most ardent supporters) should pay for her crime if she was really guilty. Still, her fans are sticking by her.
With the case being heard today, charges for Natalie were retained while three other accused in the case had their charges reduced. Natalie has also gotten a lawyer to defend her, from Intelligien.