12 Jan '12, 5am

Foreign worker hanged himself after losing work permits #Singapore

(Updated: Thurs 6.48pm, added Ministry of Manpower ’s comments) A 20-year-old foreign worker who was found hanged last year killed himself out of guilt for unwittingly getting friends involved in a scam, a court heard on Wednesday, according to media reports. In October, Bangladeshi national Md Roni Miya Md Rajaul Karim introduced five friends of the same nationality to a contact named Pabal who offered them part-time jobs, reported The New Paper (TNP) . All six then gave their work permits to Pabal , who could not be contacted afterwards. The sense of guilt coupled with his own concerns about not being able to repay his debts prompted Roni to take his own life, TNP reported, citing the court proceedings. On 27 October, Roni was found hanged in his room at a foreign workers ’ dormitory. It was revealed in court that he had used a piece of cloth and attached it to a pipe ne...

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