Jail for man who abducted, doused wife in petrol on suspicion of affair: Report

SINGAPORE: A person who kidnapped his spouse and doused her with petrol was sentenced to 2 years, two months and 6 weeks’ jail on Wednesday (Sep 29), in keeping with a report by TODAY.

The incident, which came about two years in the past, noticed Murugan Nondoh threaten to burn and kill his spouse as he suspected she was having an affair. 

As Murugan’s sentence was backdated to his date of remand on Jul 4, 2019, he will likely be launched instantly, stated TODAY. 

The 39-year-old Malaysian pleaded responsible final week to 4 expenses of abduction, prison intimidation, voluntarily inflicting damage and having an offensive weapon on him. 

WHAT HAPPENED

The courtroom heard that Murugan was jobless and lived in Johor Bahru on the time of the offences.

His spouse, Ms Krishnaveny Subramaniam, labored as a top quality controller in Woodlands, reported TODAY. 

The couple married in 2007 in Malaysia, however the sufferer grew sad within the union as Murugan had a nasty mood, playing money owed and was bodily abusive.

Murugan and the 40-year-old Malaysian girl are at the moment separated and present process divorce proceedings.

In February 2019, Ms Krishnaveny confided in her good friend, saying she was lonely. Her good friend in flip gave her a person’s telephone quantity, and the sufferer started chatting with him however didn’t meet him in individual.

A couple of week after she had begun chatting with the person, Murugan checked his spouse’s telephone and noticed a textual content message from him, wishing her good morning.

Suspecting his spouse was having an affair, Murugan confronted her, however she denied it as she had by no means met the person in individual.

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Later that month, the sufferer moved to stick with her mom in Johor Bahru. She additionally filed for divorce and blocked Murugan’s quantity.

Murugan used totally different telephone numbers to contact his spouse, and likewise visited his mother-in-law’s home a couple of occasions.

“CONFIRM BURN HER”

In June 2019, Murugan learnt that his spouse had begun working in Singapore. He proceeded to attend on the Malaysian checkpoint for 4 hours on 5 to 6 days till he lastly noticed her on Jun 25.

Ms Krishnaveny informed him to not come close to her earlier than attempting to run, however Murugan grabbed her bag and located her work allow with the tackle of her office.

He took a photograph of it earlier than his spouse retrieved her bag from him with assist from cops. 

Two days later, Murugan despatched voice messages to a good friend saying that girls like his spouse “should not be alive at all” and that he would “confirm burn her 100 per cent”.

In subsequent messages, Murugan informed his good friend he was “not going to let anyone have (the victim since) he cannot have her”, and stated he deliberate to search out the sufferer in Singapore and kill her and himself.

Murugan additionally added that he supposed to kill the sufferer’s boyfriend if he caught him.

He informed his good friend that there was “no way but to kill (the victim)” and stated this matter “should come out on newspapers” in order that different girls would worry being with “other women’s husband” and everybody would assume Murugan is “a real man”.

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Within the early hours of Jul 1, 2019, Murugan rode his motorbike to Singapore the place he crammed an empty bottle with 2.34 litres of petrol at a petroleum station.

The following day, Murugan went to his spouse’s office and noticed her strolling out at about 6pm.

Ms Krishnaveny was on the telephone together with her niece, telling her that Murugan had found the place she labored and that she feared being harassed the minute she stepped out of her workplace constructing.

Murugan rode in the direction of his spouse from behind and used his arm to seize her neck. In her wrestle to interrupt free, the sufferer dropped her telephone and spectacles and shouted for assist whereas attempting to run away.

Murugan gave chase and pulled Ms Krishnaveny in the direction of him earlier than pouring all the bottle of petrol on her head. 

He threatened to burn and kill her if she didn’t go away with him on the motorbike.

Fearing for her security and understanding that her husband carried lighters with him, the sufferer complied. Murugan picked up her spectacles and telephone from the ground earlier than using off together with her.

The sufferer felt unwell and had issue respiration as she had swallowed some petrol whereas shouting for assist, and felt burning sensations in her throat and abdomen and over her physique.

Throughout the journey, Murugan hit the sufferer’s helmeted head together with his personal helmet, earlier than punching her face and chest.

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He additionally pointed a penknife at her and demanded that she unlock her telephone, however his spouse refused to. 

Ms Krishnaveny’s niece, who was nonetheless on the telephone name, had heard the whole lot. She knowledgeable her brother and good friend and so they recorded the change.

VICTIM SUSTAINED BRUISES, INGESTED PETROL

Murugan rode round together with his spouse for 5 hours, stopping at numerous locations together with a cemetery.

At their first cease, Murugan positioned his spouse’s spectacles again on her and confirmed her the sari and dhoti they’d worn at their marriage ceremony 12 years in the past.

Ms Krishnaveny thought that he wished them each to placed on their marriage ceremony outfits earlier than he set them on fireplace, as she had seen comparable scenes of suicide in films.

Murugan subsequently agreed to take his spouse again to Malaysia after she promised to reconcile with him.

They arrived at Tuas Checkpoint at about 11pm that day however didn’t scan their passports and thumbprints. Law enforcement officials arrived shortly after, arresting Murugan and rescuing Ms Krishnaveny.

She was taken to the emergency division of Ng Teng Fong Common Hospital, in keeping with TODAY.

Her face and chest had been bruised and he or she was recognized with “petroleum product ingestion”, stated the report. 

For his most critical offence of abduction, Murugan might have been jailed for as much as seven years, fined, caned, or gotten any mixture of the three.