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Man with psychosis assaulted elderly mom and stole valuables from her; jailed 26 months

Published on Jun 26, 2014 1:15 PM

SINGAPORE - A man with a psychotic disorder hit his elderly mother repeatedly on her head, taped her mouth shut and warned her to remain silent, after she quizzed him over a trivial matter.

The 150-minute ordeal in February left Madam Manikan Santanaletchmi, 62, with swelling in the face and bruises on the legs.

Her eye condition, caused by diabetes, was aggravated, resulting in blurred vision and bleeding in the eyes. She required surgery to restore her sight before being able to continue with her daily routines.

On Thursday, Yogaraj Arumugam, 33, who also stole $1,707 in valuables from his mother during the incident, was sentenced to 26 months in prison.

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