Indian faces death penalty for killing fellow countryman

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 23:32

Singapore: An Indian construction worker
here faces death penalty after being charged for murdering his
fellow countryman, local media reported Wednesday.

Periyasamy Devarajan, 20, was alleged to have caused the
death of Raju Arivazhagan, 31, early on February 8, 2012, The
Straits Times reported today.

Periyasamy was in remand for a week for further
investigations into the murder case which carries a mandatory
death sentence.

Arivazhagan was working in Singapore for past six 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 last Thursday.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 22:38

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