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British girl gets jail for attacking elderly Sikh man

London: The British teenaged girl who attacked an 80-year-old Sikh pensioner in a city centre in Britain's Coventry last year has been jailed for two years by the Warwick crown court.Coral Millerchip, 20, attacked frail

IANS [ Updated: May 10, 2014 17:29 IST ]
british girl gets jail for attacking elderly sikh man
british girl gets jail for attacking elderly sikh man

London: The British teenaged girl who attacked an 80-year-old Sikh pensioner in a city centre in Britain's Coventry last year has been jailed for two years by the Warwick crown court.


Coral Millerchip, 20, attacked frail pensioner Joginder Singh at the city centre in August last year, an act which was captured on camera and caused an outrage among the Sikh community in the country, the Coventry Telegraph reported Friday.

Millerchip punched Joginder Singh to the ground with his Sikh turban falling off in the brutal assault.

The judge Friday ruled that the girl had "humiliated" Singh and sentenced her to a two-year jail term and 20 more months for an unconnected burglary.

Singh suffered a scratched nose in the attack and was later discharged after being taken to the hospital.

A resident of Coventry in Britain's West Midlands, he was a dementia patient and died three months after the attack from an unrelated health complaint.

Millerchip pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, the report said.

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