A Singapore court on Wednesday, March 21, gave an Indian shipyard worker a death penalty for the 2010 murder of a Filipina. Bijukumar Remadevi Nair Gopinathan, 36, was convicted of the murder of Roselyn Reyes Pascua and was handed the mandatory death penalty by a district court judge. Pascua’s body was found inside a hotel room in March 2010. She had been stabbed several times. Gopinathan was caught with Pascua’s mobile phone and some bloodstained money when he was arrested 3 days after the killing. Capital punishment in Singapore is carried out by hanging, a legacy of the British colonial rule.
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