Kovan double murder: Ex-cop fails in his bid to be spared the gallows

Iskandar Rahmat (right) has been behind bars since being nabbed in 2013 for the killings.
Iskandar Rahmat (right) has been behind bars since being nabbed in 2013 for the killings.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - An ex-policeman who was sentenced to death in 2015 for a crime that came to be known as the Kovan double murder has failed in his clemency petition to the President.

In 2013, Iskandar Rahmat, 40, stabbed to death a 67-year-old businessman in his home. He also stabbed the businessman's 42-year-old son who chanced upon the crime, and who ended up being dragged under the getaway car.

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