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Nepali fined RM4,000 for pulling bra strap

Written by: mottaman | 04 Jan 2019 13:59
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04 Jan 2019 13:59
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A foreigner was slapped with a RM4,000 fine in default five months' jail for pulling his co-worker's bra strap after she ignored his calls.

According to reports, magistrate Mohamad Ikhwan Mohd Nasir metted out the sentence on Pratap Thokar, 25, from Nepal after he pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of using a gesture intended to insult the modesty of a 23-year-old local woman, by pulling her bra from behind.

The offence was committed at a cake factory in Taman Mayang, Kelana Jaya, here, at 10am on Dec 16, under Section 509 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum jail term of five years, or a fine, or both.

According to the facts of the case, during the incident, the accused and the victim were both working at the cake section of the plant, and the accused resorted to pulling the woman's bra strap after she refused to acknowledge his calls.

Bernama reported that Deputy Public Prosecutor Alia Sumayyah Amran had earlier requested the court to mete out a deterrent sentence against the accused.

"I urge the court to take into consideration the fact that the accused has disrupted the peace of the workers at the plant," she said.

However, the accused, who was not represented, pleaded for a light sentence on the grounds he only pulled his colleague's bra strap to gain her attention after she ignored his calls.

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