A 24 year old Indian work permit holder working as a grass cutter has been jailed 9 weeks for molesting a 25 year old lady in a HDB lift. Two months ago on April 30, Palanivel Rajesh approached the Indonesian maid for her phone number while the latter was on her way home from running an errand. She rejected him saying she did not have a handphone, but the Indian national then followed her into the lift.
Palanivel then held her arms and asked the maid for a kiss. She shouted and resisted his advances then ran out of the lift. Later in the afternoon, the maid saw her molester cutting grass in the neighbourhood and she called the police.