In certainly one of speediest trials that took solely eight hearings, a Justice of the Peace courtroom in Mazgaon has convicted and sentenced a 19-year-old room service attendant to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment and fined him Rs 5,000 for outraging the modesty of Peruvian lady by touching her chest and neck on the evening she checked right into a Byculla visitor home on her arrival in India on March 26. In its order final Thursday, the courtroom noticed that his act maligned the picture of our nation,
The lady deposed with the assistance of an interpreter as she solely spoke in Spanish. She instructed the courtroom that she had travelled alone around the globe however this was a horrible expertise.
A Justice of the Peace courtroom in Mazgaon has sentenced a room service attendant to 2 years of RI for outraging the modesty of a Peruvian lady. She stated no such incident occurred along with her wherever else and he or she was now afraid to journey within the nation.
The Justice of the Peace stated the accused, Riyaz Ahmed, can’t be proven leniency as offences proved in opposition to him are in opposition to a overseas nationwide lady. “He got here into the room solely to the touch her. Now she is afraid to journey in India. Thereby, this act of the accused has maligned the picture of our nation, if the accused is given profit below Part 4 of the Probation of Offenders Act, a flawed message can be despatched all through the world,” Metropolitan Justice of the Peace P I Mokashi stated.
Underneath the Act, an accused could be let off on a bond of excellent behaviour as an alternative of serving sentence.
The chargesheet within the case was submitted simply two days after the incident following a probe by officers of the Byculla police station. The fees have been framed in opposition to the accused on the identical day and the trial commenced with the lady deposing. Public prosecutor Sonali Kamble examined three witnesses, together with the lady, the investigating officer and the visitor home supervisor.
The lady instructed the courtroom she arrived in India on March 26 for tourism and stayed at Welcome Visitor Home that she discovered on-line. She had booked the visitor home for one evening.
The lady stated that after a tour of the town and a subsequent stay music present, she returned to the visitor home at 11pm. She stated after she become her evening garments, the accused got here into the room and insisted she search for one other room as there have been bugs in hers. At that second, the accused touched the pocket of her T-shirt on the left facet of her chest. She thought he was making an attempt to take away bugs from her garments, due to this fact, she began to take away it herself. Nevertheless, she discovered there have been no bugs on her T- shirt.
The lady stated after the accused repeatedly urged that she change rooms, she accepted one other one nevertheless it didn’t have a latch. She stated the accused later entered the room and requested her whether or not she was married. Shocked, she stated “sure, after all” and confirmed him her ring. He left the room and got here again once more along with his cellphone and he requested her for a selfie with him. She stated no to him. The lady stated with the assistance of the translator app, she then instructed the accused to not disturb her and went to sleep.
She stated round 4am, she discovered someone touching her neck, however ignored it as she thought she was dreaming. Then for the second time, she felt the identical contact. She awoke and he or she noticed the accused. She screamed in concern. Thereafter, he left the room. She couldn’t breathe, however with braveness, placed on her garments and went to the reception, the place she noticed him and instructed him in her language “it was you”. Then she instructed him in English that she would name the police. She went to the following room to get up her buddy, who known as the police.
The Justice of the Peace refuted the defence of the accused that he went to take his charger from her room and had patted her to wake her up.
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