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Two Indians charged of molesting women in separate incidents in Singapore; may be jailed or caned if convicted

Singapore: Two Indian nationals were charged in court under outrage of modesty cases in Singapore and may face up to two years jail, fine or canning.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Dadyala Balwinder Singh, 30, allegedly molested a 37-year-old woman in a pub at Orchard Towers, one of the most popular spots along hotels on Orchard Road, The Straits Times reported on Tuesday.

Singh is alleged to have committed the offence at around 3.45 pm on 29 January, 2017.

Jagjit Singh, 31, is the other Indian accused of molesting two women, aged 24 and 41, in another nightspot at the same shopping centre between 10.50 pm and 11.10 pm on 2 August, the report said.

Their cases have been adjourned to November.

They were charged in court on Monday along with six other Singaporeans on outrage of modesty charges in separate incidents, amid an increase in molestation cases in the first nine months of in 2017.

Police said there had been a 19.9 percent jump in outrage of modesty cases in the first nine months of this year with 1,168 reported cases.

Offenders convicted of outrage of modesty can be jailed for up to two years and fined or caned.

Updated Date: Oct 24, 2017 10:04 AM

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