Wife pledges to donate wedding necklace if husband is spared death sentence

Madam S. Veluthai is eager for her next prison visit as she wants to show her tattoo to her husband.
Madam S. Veluthai is eager for her next prison visit as she wants to show her tattoo to her husband.PHOTO: TAMIL MURASU

SINGAPORE - When Madam S. Veluthai learnt in 2018 that her husband S.K. Murugan Subrawmaniam was sentenced to the gallows, she pledged in prayer to donate the gold Thali necklace she had worn for more than 25 years to a Hindu temple if he were spared.

Her prayer was answered when the prosecution amended the charge and Murugan pleaded guilty to a non-capital offence, for which he was jailed for 12 years.

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