Indian national jailed, to be caned for molesting women, girls in Singapore

Thangavelu Tamilselvam, an immigrant construction worker in Singapore, pleaded guilty on three charges of molestation and two others considered during his sentencing, 'The Straits Times' reported today.

Tamilselvam had molested five women and girls, who wore shorts or skirts and aged between 10 and 30 years, over 19 days in May this year.
He would wear a cap covering his top half of the face and prowled on a bicycle spotting his victims in the Woodlands housing estate, closer to his dormitory on northern part of Singapore.

He would attack his victims in apartment lifts, hugging and kissing them, Deputy Public Prosecutor Kumaresan Gohulabalan told the court yesterday.
Tamilselvam faced a maximum jail sentence of 10 years and caning for outraging modesty and causing wrongful restraint in a lift.

The punishment for outraging the modesty is a jail term of up to two years or fine or caning or any combined sentence.

Caning is a widely used form of legal corporal punishment in Singapore.

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