Little India Riot: Construction worker first to plead guilty to rioting
Published on Apr 30, 2014 12:06 PM
A construction worker pleaded guilty to rioting in Little India on Dec 8; he is the first among 25 men facing various charges relating to the fracas to admit to rioting.
On Wednesday, Indian national Ramalingam Sakthivel, 33, also admitted to a second offence of causing mischief by fire. He is expected to be sentenced on May 8.
The 33-year-old is said to have pelted police officers and vehicles with projectiles, and threw burning items into a bus that was involved in the fatal road traffic accident that sparked the violence on Race Course Road last December.
Court documents also showed that he had tried to overturn a police car and hit an ambulance with a pole while Home Team officers were inside the Singapore Civil Defence Force vehicle.
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