A 17-year-old Singaporean girl was molested by a 26-year-old Bangladesh national in broad daylight at Novena. The victim accidentally bumped into the molester at the basketball court outside VeloCity, which she apologised. The Banglah, Setu Mohammad Ismottoha, then followed her and approached her for a conversation in an open street, before hugging her, squeezing her breast and kissing her on the cheek a few times.

The 17-year-old shouted for help and a male passer-by came to her aid, and the Banglah was presumed to have ran away. When she reached home and told her father about the molest, the father called the police and the Banglah was identified via CCTV cameras and arrested at Aljunied MRT station a few days later.

Setu was sentenced to 10 months’ jail and 3 strokes of the cane on Thursday (Feb 18).

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