Bangladeshi sentenced to death for killing girlfriend

Bangladeshi sentenced to death for killing girlfriendSingapore, Jan 9 - A Singapore court sentenced a Bangladeshi man to death for the murder of his Indonesian girlfriend, The Straits Times reported Saturday.

The court handed down the decision to hang Kamrul Hasan Abdul Quddus, 35, Friday.

Kamrul was convicted following a 20-day trial held in February and March last year.

The body of 25-year-old Yulia Afriyanti, who worked in Singapore as a maid, was found in December 2007 in a cardboard box at a construction site where Kamrul worked at the time.

The victim was allegedly strangled and her belongings were found in Kamrul's locker.

Yulia had cancelled her October 2007 marriage with Kamrul on discovering that he was married with two children. But she resumed the relationship and renewed marriage plans on being convinced that his mother was coming to Singapore to discuss their wedding plans, the report said. (dpa)