(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: Bangladeshi construction worker Pramanik Liton was on Friday (May 19) sentenced to 17 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane for raping a hiker at MacRitchie Reservoir Park in 2015. 

The 24-year-old was found guilty of two counts of aggravated rape, as well as one for sexual assault and one for abduction for illicit intercourse.

He had denied the charges and on Thursday insisted he did not touch the victim – a 40-year-old Chinese national – much less rape her. He claimed then that he did not talk to her, but only made sounds.

“I just tried to scare her and she died out of fear,” he said.

Deputy public prosecutor Stella Tan then retorted that the victim was obviously not dead as she had appeared in court on Tuesday to testify.

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