An Indian construction worker has been awarded death penalty on charges of
murdering his fellow countryman here, local media reported on Wednesday.
Periyasamy Devarajan, 20, who was accused of killing 31-year-old Raju
Arivazhagan on February 8 this year, was convicted by a court on Tuesday, The
Straits Times reported.
Devarajan, a native of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, was in remand for one
week before being prosecuted for murder charge, which carries a mandatory death
Arivazhagan was working in Singapore for past 6 years. He went missing on
Tuesday last after celebrating the South Indian Hindu festival of Thaipusam in
the Little India precinct.
Later, his body was recovered by police from under a flyover Thursday last.