Another Indian to be charged in Singapore for rioting

Another Indian national has been arrested in connection with Little India riots Dec 8 and will be charged in court on Tuesday.

Singapore: Another Indian national has been arrested in connection with Little India riots Dec 8 and will be charged in court on Tuesday.

The 41-year-old man will be charged in court Tuesday for rioting, which will take the total number of people to be charged in court to 34, Today Online reported Monday.

Earlier, a total of 33 persons were charged. The report, however, did not mention when the latest arrest was made.

The riots, involving some 400 South Asian workers, broke out after an Indian worker, Sakthivel Kumaravelu, was killed after being run over by a bus in the Little India ethnic neighbourhood, known for its Tamil cultural elements and aspects of other Indian cultures.

Mobs attacked officers who responded to the accident but police said they did not fire a single shot while trying to bring the situation under control.

It was the biggest riot in Singapore in some 40 years.

Meanwhile, Singapore`s Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean Friday appointed a committee of inquiry (COI) to investigate the riots.

The four-member committee is expected to submit its report to the ministry within six months.

G Pannir Selvam, former judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, has been appointed the committee chairman.

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