Bangladeshi employee sentenced to death for murdering Indonesian maid girlfriend in Geylang hotel

SINGAPORE: A Bangladeshi employee was sentenced to death on Monday (Dec 14) for murdering his domestic helper girlfriend in a Geylang lodge two several years ago.

Ahmed Salim, 31, was convicted of killing his girlfriend of six a long time right after a tryst in the Golden Dragon Lodge on Dec 30, 2018, when she refused to leave yet another male for him. 

Ahmed, who was betrothed to a different female at the time, initially strangled 34-year-old Indonesian countrywide Nurhidayati Wartono Surata with a towel. He then tied a rope around her neck in many knots and twisted her head forcefully.

He stole her valuables and remaining her human body to be identified by a receptionist later on that night. An autopsy located the result in of demise to be strangulation and a cervical backbone injury.

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Judicial Commissioner Mavis Chionh located that his actions ahead of, all through and right after the killing “shown premeditation, cogent planning and methodical execution”.

She turned down Ahmed’s partial defence of grave and sudden provocation – that the target experienced humiliated him by indicating: “He is improved than you, he is greater than you in the lodge, he is much better in mattress, he is far better fiscally. If you don’t believe that, next week I will go with him, we’ll make a online video and demonstrate you.” 

The judge found that the sufferer had explained no such humiliating phrases. Ahmed had not outlined these words in his a number of police statements and in his interviews with the Institute of Mental Wellness (IMH) psychiatrist.

The allegations surfaced only a single-and-a-50 percent a long time right after the incident, when Ahmed was supplying his account of situations to the defence psychiatrist.

“I uncover his explanations for his failure to mention the humiliating text in the law enforcement statements and to (the IMH psychiatrist) to be significantly-fetched,” said the choose. “I concur with the prosecution that the accused’s story of the humiliating words was precisely that – a story.”

Even if the victim experienced stated these text, the choose explained that this was a premeditated killing, with Ahmed keeping a rope in his pants and taking it with him to the hotel and clearing his bank account beforehand.

“On the totality of the proof … I uncover that the accused experienced decided even just before Dec 30, 2018, that he would kill the deceased so extensive as she refused to leave her new boyfriend and to get back again jointly with him,” explained Judicial Commissioner Chionh.

Ahmed had also produced many admissions in his police statements that confirmed his premeditated program to get rid of the victim.

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In his testimony at demo, led by defence lawyers Eugene Thuraisingam, Chooi Jing Yen and Hamzah Malik, Ahmed said he deemed the target to be his wife, even even though they were not married. 

He was identified with adjustment disorder at the time of the offence, but no contributory website link was observed amongst this ailment and the crime.