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Little India rioter jailed two and a half years

Published on Jul 7, 2014 12:57 PM
 
SARANGAN KUMARAN, who was convicted on July 7, 2014, for a duration of 30 months’ imprisonment and 3 strokes of the cane. A construction worker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison and three strokes of the cane on Monday for rioting and setting fire to property during the Little India riot. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - A construction worker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison and three strokes of the cane on Monday for rioting and setting fire to property during the Little India riot.

The court heard how Sarangan Kumaran, 36, was in the Race Course Road area on Dec 8 last year when he saw a group of workers surrounding and hitting the bus that had knocked down an Indian man, sparking the unrest.

The Indian national joined the unlawful assembly to scold police officers and throw projectiles including rocks, large concrete slabs and beer bottles at them and nearby police cars.

Sarangan threw various burning items onto the bus. He was also photographed hurling a large rock at an overturned police car and he threw a large green plastic rubbish bin at the windscreen of a police vehicle, causing it to crack.

 
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