Little India Riot: Three more Indian nationals charged for attacking private bus

Three Indian nationals were charged in court with rioting on Wednesday, bringing the total number of accused persons facing charges for Sunday's melee in Little India to 27. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Three Indian nationals were charged in court with rioting on Wednesday, bringing the total number of accused persons facing charges for Sunday's melee in Little India to 27. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

Three Indian nationals were charged in court with rioting on Wednesday, bringing the total number of accused persons facing charges for Sunday's melee in Little India to 27.

This after the first group of 24 were hauled up to court on Tuesday. The latest suspects to be charged are Rajendran Ranjan, 22; Moorthy Kabildev, 24 and Sathiyamoorthy Sivaraman, 26.

All three are acccused of being part of an unlawful assembly and attacking - with a dustbin, wooden stick, hardened concrete, bottles and a metal drain cover - the private bus, which was previously reported to have run over and killed Indian national Sakthivel Kumaravelu at the junction of Tekka Lane and Race Course Road.

They have been remanded for further investigations and will return to court on Dec 18. Lawyer Amarick Gill told the court on behalf of the Law Society that the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) was available to the three suspects. He had done the same when the first 24 suspects were charged.