Indian national Periyasamy Devarajan was sentenced to 16 years jail and given 12 strokes of the cane on Monday after pleading guilty to culpabale homicide.
Periyasamy, then 20, had violently attacked another Indian national, 31 year-old Raju Arivazhagen in the face and head with a rock, a branch and 3 concrete slabs weighing 10.5kg to 13.8kg each. After killing Raju, Periyasamy had left his body under the Kampong Java flyover.
Initially, he was accused of murder but the charge was dropped to culpable homicide. No reason was given as to why the charge was reduced.
The two construction workers were strangers but met by coincidence while Raju was looking for his lost wallet.