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Updated: 12/18/2013 17:21 | By Channel NewsAsia

2 allegedly involved in Little India riot remanded further

2 allegedly involved in Little India riot remanded further


2 allegedly involved in Little India riot remanded further

SINGAPORE: Two Indian nationals alleged to have participated in a riot at Little India on December 8 will be remanded for another week to help with police investigations.

The two were among the second batch of individuals charged last week in relation to the riot.

Aged 24 and 26, they are accused of attacking a bus and smashing its windscreen with a wooden stick.

The two men join the other 23, whose cases were heard on December 17.

The 23 men face a rioting charge each.

The violence broke out after 33-year-old Indian worker Sakthivel Kumaravelu died in a bus accident at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road.

Some 400 people were said to have participated in the riot, which was the first in four decades in Singapore.

Vehicles were set on fire and emergency services personnel attacked. - CNA/gn

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