Nagathran Dharmalingam, a Malaysian national of Indian origin, has been hanged in Singapore after pleading guilty to drug trafficking. Dharmalingam’s family said he was sentenced to death by a Singapore court and was hanged on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the court had dismissed the appeal of Dharmalingam’s mother.
Dharmalingam was convicted of drug trafficking in 2010. After this, he appealed to reduce the sentence in many places, but his appeal was continuously rejected. He was to be hanged on November 10 last year, but a final appeal was made by Dharmalingam, which was also rejected.
2009 was caught
Dharmalingam was confiscated in 2009 with 42.72 grams of heroin. He was trying to enter Singapore. After a trial, he was convicted and sentenced to death in 2010.