12 Jan '12, 8am

Bangladeshi worker hanged himself after losing friends' work permits

Bangladeshi worker hanged himself after losing friends' work permits 12 Jan 2012 SOURCE: The Straits Times A BANGLADESHI painter hanged himself after being tricked into taking part in a scam which cost five colleagues their work permits. Mr Roni Miya Rajaul Karim, 20, was afraid he would be sent home after persuading his co-workers to moonlight with him, a coroner’s inquiry heard yesterday. His friends also blamed him for the loss of their permits. State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid said Mr Roni Miya probably killed himself partly out of guilt. The painter came to Singapore to work in April last year, said investigating officer Lin Zhihao. Six months later, a Bangladeshi known only as Pabal called him with an offer of part-time work, and asked him to recruit five other men. The next day, Mr Roni Miya is believed to have handed over his work permit, as well as those of his fiv...

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