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Little India Riot: Man, believed to be "hero" of the riot, spotted in Little India

An electrician stepped forward on Friday, Dec 13, 2013, claiming to be the valiant hero seen on camera trying to fend off two rioters who were attacking a bus during Sunday night's Little India fracas. -- ST PHOTO: WALTER SIM
An electrician stepped forward on Friday, Dec 13, 2013, claiming to be the valiant hero seen on camera trying to fend off two rioters who were attacking a bus during Sunday night's Little India fracas. -- ST PHOTO: WALTER SIM

A man believed to be the "hero" during Sunday's riot was spotted in Little India on Friday evening.

Mr Thangaval Govindarasu, 38, an Indian national, came forward to alert the media that he is the man captured on video stopping rioters from attacking the bus involved in the fatal accident.

He added that he left his hometown of Tamil Naidu 11 years ago to work in Singapore.

The electrician and father of one, is also believed to be the man who pulled the bus timekeeper to safety that night.