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Ninteenth Indian jailed for Singapore riots

An Indian man on Tuesday was awarded 18 weeks’ jail term for his involvement in the December 08, 2013, riots in the city.

Ravi Arun Vengatesh, 25, a quality control supervisor, became the 19th Indian to be convicted for the riots, the Straits Times reported.

Vengatesh was convicted of obstructing a police officer who was trying to control last year’s Little India riot.

He admitted obstructing acting inspector Thinagaran S Krishnasamy near a lane at Chander Road.

The riots erupted after an Indian, Sakthivel Kumaravel, was run over by a bus.

This was the worst outbreak of violence in the country in over four decades.

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