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Unemployed man jailed 9 months for cutting woman's underwear

Published on Mar 28, 2013 5:16 PM
 
An unemployed man was jailed for nine months on Thursday for cutting a woman's underwear so that he could look at her buttocks. -- ST POSED PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

An unemployed man was jailed for nine months on Thursday for cutting a woman's underwear so that he could look at her buttocks.

At 4.40am on Sept 22 last year, Rostam Salim, 42, was loitering at Hougang Avenue 5 when he saw a woman sleeping on a bench at the void deck of a block of flats. She was wearing a long black skirt and a black long-sleeved top. Her male friend, aged 40, was asleep on another bench.

He lifted her skirt and then pulled her underwear down before cutting it with a penknife so that he could see her buttocks.

The 45-year-old woman woke up and Rostam grabbed her mobile phone and tried to run away. Awakened by the noise, her friend caught hold of Rostam.

 
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