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Drunk jailed for molesting flight attendant

An Indian national was jailed for nine months yesterday for molesting a flight attendant on board a SilkAir flight from India to Singapore.

Kizhakkumkkara Thomas Ajeesh, 31, admitted to using criminal force on a 26-year-old flight stewardess by brushing against her chest during a flight from Trivandrum to Singapore on Sept 9.

He also pleaded guilty to being drunk until he jeopardised the order and discipline required on board a plane, said The Straits Times Online.

He could have been jailed up to two years, caned and fined for molest. For being intoxicated while on board a flight, he could be fined up to $20,000 and jailed up to 12 months.

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