The Herald-Sun reported today that Singapore has sacked its hangman, Darshan Singh, because he gave a media interview and exposed his identity.
Darshan is a 74-year-old grandfather. He has been responsible for implementing every instance of capital punishment in Singapore since 1946.
The whole concept of being a hangman is totally surreal and I won’t make any comment.
This topic is newsworthy because a 25-year-old Australian will next week become the first prisoner in 50 years to be executed in Singapore without Darshan’s hand on the rope.
Apparently the Singapore Government will import someone from Malaysia for the task.