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Boss jailed for dumping dying Indian employee by roadside

A court has jailed a Singaporean employer for nine months and fined him $9,500 for leaving his injured Indian employee by the roadside to die two years ago.

world Updated: Aug 22, 2012 12:12 IST

A court has jailed a Singaporean employer for nine months and fined him $9,500 for leaving his injured Indian employee by the roadside to die two years ago.

Tay Kok Eng, 56, was on Tuesday jailed for three months for dumping dying Indian worker Chelladurai Lenin by the side of the road, The Straits Times reported on Wednesday.

Tay was jailed another six months for employing the same worker, who was an illegal immigrant.

47-year-old Lenin fell and injured his head and leg while changing ceiling lights at a condominium on March 30, 2010.

The employer, along with another man, had left Lenin on the road pavement despite hospitalisation advise from two doctors at general clinics on March 30, 2010.

He was also fined SGD 12,000 ($9,500 approx) for failing to ensure the safety of his worker.

Tay, the owner of Midas Maintenance and Services, said Lenin had refused to go to the hospital after doctors had advised him to do so.

Police have not identified the other man, reportedly a friend of Lenin, the paper said.

After abandoning Lenin, Tay had telephoned the police that he had seen an injured man on the road side.