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Filial son was sole breadwinner who sent most of pay home

STRUGGLING TO ACCEPT HIS DEATH: Mr Mohan Silamparasan's relatives back in India. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAJ MANICKAM

Mr Mohan Silamparasan, the sole breadwinner, started working in Singapore in 2012.

His parents, stricken with heart conditions, were too sickly to work.

Mr Mohan had also been putting his 19-year-old sister through college.

His cousin, Mr Devandran Subash Chandrabose, 23, who grew up with him, said he would send $300 out of his monthly pay of $540 home.

Choking back tears, he said: "He told me he wanted to pay for his sister's wedding and build a small house for his family at home."