Indian-origin man jailed 10 years for killing woman in Singapore


SINGAPORE: A 32-year-old Indian-origin man was on Monday sentenced to 10 years of jail and 12 strokes of the cane for murdering a woman 16 years ago during an attempt to rob her at knife-point in a lift.
Gunasegaran Ramasamy was sentenced to the maximum 10 years’ jail and 12 strokes of the cane for robbery with hurt by a district court. The sentence was backdated to November 18, 2013.
The 2001 case had remained unsolved for more than a decade.
Gunasegaran confessed in 2013 to the killing of a woman Soh San, whose body was found riddled with stab wounds. He pleaded guilty to one count of causing hurt while committing robbery and one count of consuming methamphetamine.
A district court heard that on October 2, 2001, Gunasegaran’s sister gave him money to to buy some instant noodles at a shop near her block at Bukit Batok Street 21 but decided he would rob someone. He armed himself with a 26cm-long kitchen knife and walked around the neighbourhood in search of a victim, the Channel News Asia reported.