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 girl by touching her chest and neck on the night time 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 world wide 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 girl. She stated no such incident occurred along with her anyplace else and she or he 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 towards him are towards a international nationwide girl. “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 underneath Part 4 of the Probation of Offenders Act, a improper message will likely be despatched all through the world,” Metropolitan Justice of the Peace P I Mokashi stated.
Below the Act, an accused might 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 had been framed towards the accused on the identical day and the trial commenced with the girl deposing. Public prosecutor Sonali Kamble examined three witnesses, together with the girl, 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 night time.
The lady stated that after a tour of town and a subsequent reside music present, she returned to the visitor home at 11pm. She stated after she turned into her night time 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 aspect of her chest. She thought he was attempting to take away bugs from her garments, subsequently, 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 steered that she change rooms, she accepted one other one however 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 together 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 any individual touching her neck, however ignored it as she thought she was dreaming. Then for the second time, she felt the identical contact. She wakened and she or he 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 pal, who referred to 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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