Two more jailed for rioting in Little India in December last year

The debris of the police patrol cars after a riot that broke out at Little India on 8 December 2013. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
The debris of the police patrol cars after a riot that broke out at Little India on 8 December 2013. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Indian nationals Moorthy Kabildev and Mongan Anbalagan on Thursday became the third and fourth men to plead guilty to rioting in Little India on Dec 8 last year.

Kabildev, 25, initially faced two charges: one for rioting, and one for causing hurt by allegedly punching bus time-keeper Madam Wong Geck Woon. He pleaded guilty to the former, and the prosecution withdrew the other charge, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Sarah Ong.

Kabildev was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, backdated to his Dec 9 arrest date.

Anbalagan, 41, admitted to throwing concrete pieces at a bus and in the direction of police vehicles. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, backdated to his Dec 8 2013 arrest date.

Two other Indian nationals have pleaded guilty to rioting and mischief by fire, receiving sentences of 30 and 33 months, with 3 strokes of the cane each. Six others were sentenced to 15 and 18 weeks each for failing to disperse on the night of the riot, while another was given nine months' jail for joining an unlawful assembly that day.

Fourteen others have cases pending in court.