The Straits Times
Published on Jan 03, 2013

Commuter jailed for smashing train window with fire extinguisher


A train commuter smashed a window of an MRT train with a fire extinguisher despite the pleas of a station officer to calm down.

In the video clip viewed in the District Court on Thursday, Ramachandran Kalaivanan, 32, was then seen climbing out of the window with his hands cut by broken glass.

The Indian national had earlier pleaded guilty to committing mischief and causing damage amounting to $8,580.

He was jailed for a week but is appealing.