Club performer jailed 3 weeks for false rape report

Club performer jailed 3 weeks for false rape report

She cheated on her boyfriend by sleeping with her employer.

And when her boyfriend found out, Indian national Citti Babu Prasanya, 21, lied and claimed that her boss, Mr Haji Mohamed Shaik Allauddin, 33, had raped her.

She was jailed for three weeks yesterday after pleading guilty to one count of giving false information to a police officer at the Police Cantonment Complex on Aug 11 last year.

At the time, Citti was working as a performing artist in the Aashiyana club at Dunlop Street in Little India.

The pub was co-owned by Mr Haji Mohamed, who also co-owned another club, Sorgam, at nearby Dalhousie Lane.

After Citti had consensual sex with Mr Haji Mohamed, her boyfriend, Mr Muthu Gunaseelan, 30, found out about it.

As a result, Citti phoned the police at around 9.40am on Aug 10 and claimed that her boss had raped her.

Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Zhang Yiwen from the Serious Sexual Crime Branch interviewed Citti after she underwent a medical check-up.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Sarah Shi told the court: "(Citti) alleged that (Mr Haji Mohamed) had sexual intercourse with her even though she was crying and had repeatedly told him in Tamil, 'Enakku venna sir' which means 'I don't want sir'."

After the police arrested Mr Haji Mohamed, ASP Zhang recorded his statement. He denied the allegations and said that the sexual intercourse was consensual and that Citti had in fact initiated it.

He also said that Citti had told him that her boyfriend had found out about their liaison and said that if she was not a prostitute, then her boss must have forced her into having sex.

When pressed for a clarification, Citti confessed to ASP Zhang that she had made a false report.

'CONFUSED AND LOST'

DPP Shi said: "The accused admitted to (ASP Zhang) that she was confused and lost when she made the false report and that she was sorry for what she had done.

"She further admitted that she made the false report because (her boyfriend) found out that she had sexual intercourse with (her boss)."

On Aug 19, ASP Zhang made a police report that Citti had made a false rape allegation.

DPP Shi urged District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt to jail Citti for four weeks because she had committed a serious offence.

A false police report could cause innocent people to be subjected to investigations.

However, Citti's lawyer, Mr Revi Shanker, asked the judge to sentence her to two weeks' jail.

Pleading for leniency, he said that she had pleaded guilty to the offence at an early stage.

For giving false information to the police, Citti could have been jailed up to a year and fined up to $5,000.


This article was first published on April 17, 2015.
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