Singapore

Jailed after he told commuter: 'I want to see you naked'

A man who abused a bus driver and told a fellow commuter that he wanted to see her naked was given 10 weeks' jail.

Philip Sudhan Dhanaraj, 51, admitted to insulting the modesty of the 31-year-old woman, using abusive words towards bus driver Narenthiran Arumugan, 29, and stealing two bottles of alcohol from a 7-Eleven Shell petrol station at Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, reported The Straits Times Online.

A court heard yesterday that while SMRT bus service NR 7 was travelling along Sims Avenue on Oct 31 last year, Dhanaraj approached the woman and asked about her personal life and whether she had a boyfriend. She was talking on the phone and ignored him.

When she noticed Dhanaraj manoeuvring around his seat and bending forward in a bid to peep under her skirt, she used her bag to cover her thigh area.

He uttered the words, "I want to see you naked" and called her a "b****".

She alerted the driver who called the police.

He was released from jail as the court had backdated his sentence to his remand on Dec 7.

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