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Indian jailed in Singapore for molesting girl

Posted on Feb 19 2014 | IANS

Singapore, Feb 19 : An Indian has been jailed for four months for molesting a girl on a Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train last year.

Jayaraman Kannan, a bio-technologist, Tuesday pleaded guilty to using criminal force to outrage a 19-year-old girl's modesty around 9 a.m last Aug 18, the Straits Times reported.

Jayaraman could have been jailed for up to two years, or fined, or sentenced to both.

The defendant rubbed his crotch against the victim's buttocks and when she turned
around he zipped up while travelling on the train between Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Batok stations.

The girl reportedly slapped him and informed the train staff.

Police arrested Jayaraman soon after the incident.

Defence counsel Vasantha Kumar said that his client, who is married, had acted totally out of character.

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