Indian man jailed for 10 years for killing spouse over suspicion of extramarital affair: Report

Singapore, September 18

A 53-year-old Indian-origin man, who’s affected by delusional dysfunction, was on Friday sentenced to 10 years of jail for stabbing his spouse to demise as he suspected her of getting an extramarital affair, a media report stated.

Krishnan Raju, a self-employed bus driver ferrying manufacturing facility staff and vacationers, married Raithena Vaithena Samy when she was 17 and was “very possessive of her” all through the connection of 28 years, Channel News Asia reported.

Raju suffered from delusional dysfunction—a perception or altered actuality that’s persistently held regardless of proof or settlement on the contrary, usually in reference to a psychological dysfunction—and had developed belief points.

He began suspecting her of getting an extramarital affair and sometimes confronted her over the difficulty.

In November 2016 Krishnan stabbed his spouse at their Loyang Gardens condominium residence and fled to his brother’s place in Johor Bahru in Peninsula Malaysia, the report stated.

Krishnan pleaded responsible in July to a cost of culpable murder for killing his spouse.

He was initially charged with homicide for the killing, by which he inflicted 13 stab wounds on his spouse, 5 of which had been on the chest.

During the trial, the prosecution had requested for 12 years’ jail whereas the defence requested for a most of eight.

The Judge, Justice Hoo Sheau Peng, agreed with the prosecution psychiatrist’s analysis that Krishnan was affected by acute alcohol intoxication on the time, which contributed to the offending and impaired his consideration or reminiscence.

“I also note that the accused was, and is, remorseful,” stated Hoo.

“This is demonstrated by his attempts to kill himself after the attack, his surrender to the authorities the very next day, his expressions of remorse in his statements and his plea of guilt,” she stated.

For culpable murder not amounting to homicide, he may have been jailed for all times. PTI

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