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.

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

The judge on 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.

Describing it to be "a serious type of offence", the judge said: "This man was very vulnerable due to his age and due to a medical condition."

"He was an elderly gentleman - you could have just walked away from him. Instead of that you assaulted him and humiliated him," the judge said.

The judge said that Singh was no threat to her and nothing could justify such an attack. The girl's counsel, David Murray contended that Millerchip had "a very troubled childhood", the report said.

"Within both documents seen by the court you see a very fragile, vulnerable young person," Murray said.

(Agencies)

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