Man, 51, trapped on bus after allegedly molesting woman

The man was eventually arrested for outrage of modesty and investigations are ongoing, said the police.
The man was eventually arrested for outrage of modesty and investigations are ongoing, said the police.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - A 51-year-old man was trapped in a bus at Telok Blangah Road after allegedly molesting a woman on Sunday (May 20).

He was arrested for outrage of modesty and investigations are ongoing, the police told The New Paper on Tuesday.

The alleged victim said in a Facebook post the incident happened after she boarded the bus at around 9.30am, Shin Min Daily News reported.

She said: "I hit his shoulder, yelled at him and asked the other passengers to call the police.

"The bus captain also saw the entire episode."

She added that passengers rallied to protect her and scolded the man. "Although we are strangers, they offered their help and I am so grateful."

She said the man knelt down and begged her for mercy after the driver locked the doors to prevent him from leaving.

In the post, which has been removed, she urged molestation victims to speak up to prevent such cases from being overlooked.