Stating that his crime tarnished the nation’s picture and leniency will ship the mistaken message exterior India, a metropolis courtroom has sentenced a 19-year-old man to 2 years in jail for molesting a girl vacationer from Peru.
Metropolitan Justice of the Peace at Mazgaon courtroom P I Mokashi convicted and sentenced accused Riyaz Ahmed on Friday, somewhat over two months after the incident.
The courtroom additionally imposed a fantastic of Rs 5,000 on him.
The judgement, which grew to become out there on Saturday, held that “no such lady just like the informant with good background and fame and being a foreigner can come to the courtroom merely to falsely implicate the accused with none purpose except such incident shall have taken place.” Throughout arguments on the quantum of punishment, the accused’s lawyer had prayed for leniency contemplating his age.
As he was younger and it was his first offence, he ought to be launched on probation of fine conduct, the lawyer had stated.
However the courtroom famous that the accused had entered the girl’s room solely to the touch her, and now she was afraid of touring in India.
“Thereby this act of the accused has maligned the picture of our nation. If the accused is given profit underneath Part four of Probation of Offenders Act, mistaken message will probably be despatched all through the world,” the Justice of the Peace noticed.
The accused labored as a supervisor on the visitor home the place the 38-year-old lady from Peru, on a solo journey to Mumbai, was staying in March this yr.
He saved visiting her room, insisted that she click on selfies with him and touched her inappropriately on a number of events, she had alleged.
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