Indian-Origin Man Jailed For Molesting Woman In A Bus

SINGAPORE

An Indian-origin man in Singapore was sentenced today to 10 weeks in prison for molesting a woman on a bus.

Kajayendran Krishnan, a 50-year-old permanent resident from Malaysia, pleaded guilty to one charge of using criminal force intending to outrage the victim’s modesty and another of insulting her modesty.

The court heard that Kajayendran boarded shuttle bus service CW6 from Singapore’s Boon Lay estate heading towards Tuas Checkpoint and onwards to the Southern Malaysian state of Johore on the evening of May 7.

The victim, a 44-year-old Malaysian, was sitting on the left-most seat in the last row with an empty seat beside her, the report said.

Kajayendran, who was drunk, sat beside her and used his hand to caress her right arm with the intention to molest her.

The victim quickly moved away and shifted her body towards the window, Deputy Public Prosecutor Mark Yeo told the court.