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Nagaenthran: Singapore executes low IQ Malaysian man on drugs charge

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Nagaenthran: Singapore executes low IQ Malaysian man on drugs charge

सुनाखरी न्युज/ काठमाडौं –

A court in Singapore has executed a Malaysian drug smuggler, his sister has confirmed to the BBC.

 

Nagaenthran Dharmalingam had been on death row for more than a decade for attempting to bring around three tablespoons of heroin into Singapore. His case was highly controversial as he was assessed by a medical expert to have an IQ of 69 – a level that indicates an intellectual disability.

 

But the government said he “clearly understood the nature of his acts”. In an earlier statement, the government said they found he “did not lose his sense of judgment of the rightness or wrongness of what he was doing”.

 

The court had earlier on Tuesday dismissed a last-ditch appeal by his mother, adding that Nagaenthran had been given “due process in accordance with the law”, adding that he had “exhausted his rights of appeal and almost every other recourse under the law over some 11 years”.