Little India riot: Big boo boo...from big station

Little India riot: Big boo boo...from big station

It is the biggest television network in South India and the second biggest in the country.

Now it has also made the biggest boo boo as far as Singaporeans are concerned.

The Chennai-based Sun TV reported in its news broadcast on the Little India riot that Singaporeans had attacked the South Indian rioters.

The news broadcast has sparked strong reactions, including from readers of The New Paper, and led to one police report being made against the station.

Potentially seen by millions all over the world, the station reported on Monday evening that an Indian national was pushed out of the bus by a female bus driver, killing the worker on the spot.

Broadcast in Tamil, it went on to say that Singaporeans attacked the Indian nationals who were attacking the bus and that Indian nationals were hiding in their homes for fear of being harassed by the police or attacked by locals. But the version given by the police here is vastly different.

Firstly, the bus driver was a man.

Secondly, the Indian national, Mr Sakthivel Kumaravelu, 33, was not killed from being pushed out of the bus.

And Singapore civilians certainly did not attack the rioters.

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