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Little India riot: Second man sentenced to 33 months’ jail and three strokes

A former construction worker, the second man to plead guilty to rioting during the melee in Little India last December, was this afternoon (May 15) sentenced to 33 months’ jail and three strokes of the cane. Arumugam Karthik, a 25-year-old Indian national, had thrown projectiles at three police vehicles and one fire engine, and flipped over the three police cars. He also set fire to one of the police vehicles. The riot, the worst outbreak of violence in Singapore in more than 40 years, was sparked off by a fatal bus accident involving another Indian national, Sakthivel Kumaravelu.

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