An Indian construction worker has been awarded death penalty on charges of murdering his fellow countryman in Singapore, local media reported on Wednesday.

Periyasamy Devarajan, 20, who was accused of killing 31-year-old Raju Arivazhagan on February 8, 2012, was convicted by a court on Tuesday, The Straits Times reported.

Devarajan, who hails from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, was in remand for a week before being prosecuted for murder charge, which carries a mandatory death sentence.

Arivazhagan was working in Singapore for the past six years.

He went missing on Tuesday last after celebrating the Thaipusam festival in the Little India precinct.

Later, his body was recovered by police from under a flyover on Thursday.

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