Indian national jailed in Singapore



An Indian national has been sentenced to nine months in jail for his role in the riots last year in this city-state, it was reported Thursday.

Palanivel Dhasmohan, 28, was sentenced after pleading guilty to being a member of an unlawful assembly Dec 8 night, the Straits Times reported.

The riots in Little India erupted when a private bus knocked down and killed an Indian construction worker.

About 400 people attacked the bus as well as police and rescue vehicles. The violence lasted almost two hours before riot police brought the situation under control.

A total of 25 emergency vehicles were damaged along with five that were set on fire while 39 police officers and four civil defence and auxiliary officers were injured.

In all, 25 Indians working in Singapore were charged with rioting. - IANS