Man jailed for telling woman he wants to see her 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.

This article was first published on January 29, 2016.
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