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12 years' jail for revenge killing of ex-inmate

Judge says unarmed victim was 'viciously and mercilessly' stabbed

Published on Aug 1, 2014 7:19 AM
Jamsari Yusof.

Walking past a Geylang coffee shop, a former inmate saw someone he recognised - an ex-prisoner he had a grudge against for squealing on him while they were in jail.

Jamsari Yusof, 51, confronted the alleged snitch, 43-year-old Gunasekaran Rengasamy, accusing him of being a "hantu" - prison parlance for an informer.

Things got ugly when the three men who had been drinking with Mr Gunasekaran decided to turn against him. In the ensuing fight, Jamsari fatally stabbed Mr Gunasekaran with a knife handed to him by one of the drinking buddies.

Yesterday, Jamsari found himself back in jail for 12 years, after he pleaded guilty in the High Court to culpable homicide, for kicking, punching and stabbing Mr Gunasekaran in the early hours of Feb 13, 2012. Jamsari escaped caning because of his age.

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