Doctor jailed for molesting 4 women at Marina Bay Sands rooftop infinity pool

The Indian doctor molested the four women in the pool while on holiday in Singapore.
The Indian doctor molested the four women in the pool while on holiday in Singapore.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - While on holiday in Singapore, an Indian doctor molested four women in the rooftop infinity pool on the 57th storey of Marina Bay Sands.

Jagdeep Singh Arora, 46, was jailed for two weeks on Thursday (July 12) after pleading guilty to two counts of molestation. Two other charges for similar offences were considered during sentencing.

Singh's wife was with him when he touched two of the victims, but court papers did not mention if she saw him committing the offences. It is not known if she was with him when he molested the other two victims.

The court heard that at around 9pm on June 28, a 25-year-old tourist from Lithuania was in the pool when she noticed Singh, who was with his wife.

He moved very close behind the bikini-clad Lithuanian and she felt his hand brushing against her buttock. She turned to look at him and saw his hand in the water touching her.

The woman elbowed Singh before telling her husband about the incident.

Another woman then came forward to tell the Lithuanian that Singh had molested her as well. The women then alerted security officers, the court heard.

Thirty minutes later, Singh molested a 20-year-old Korean woman who was also wearing a bikini. She was in the pool when he touched her stomach.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mark Yeo said: "She was in a state of shock and did not know how to react. The accused then retracted his hand and walked away."

But he returned minutes later and molested the Korean woman again. He also molested her friend who was nearby.

The Korean and her friend also told security officers about their ordeal and the police were alerted.

Officers arrested Singh at the scene and he later admitted to molesting four women in the pool.

For each count of molestation, he could have been jailed for up to two years and fined or caned.