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Committee of Inquiry into Little India Riots: 10 things you need to know

Published on Mar 26, 2014 9:11 PM
 
Police officers examining the wrecked private bus at the aftermath of the Little India riot in the early hours on Dec 9, 2013. With the conclusion of the committee of inquiry into the riot on Wednesday (26/03), the committee is expected to deliberate and submit a report and recommendations to the Minister for Home Affairs by June 13. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

With the conclusion of the committee of inquiry into the riot on Wednesday (26/03), the committee is expected to deliberate and submit a report and recommendations to the Minister for Home Affairs by June 13.

These are 10 key takeaways from the five-week public hearings:

1. The fatal accident which sparked the Dec 8 riot - how did it happen?

The riot was sparked by a fatal accident between 33-year-old Indian national Sakthivel Kumaravelu and the private bus he had earlier been ordered to get off from. Forensics showed he died instantly, while a toxicology report showed his blood alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit for driving.

 
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