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Singapore court rejects Indian man's appeal in molestation case, sent to jail for 4 months

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A 40-year-old Indian man, who was found guilty in a molestation case, was sent to jail for four months in Singapore after the court rejected his appeal against the conviction.

Vijayan Mathan Gopal, a quality assurance engineer, was found guilty of molesting an air hostess on board a flight in August last year.

He was then found guilty on three counts of outraging the 22-year-old stewardess' modesty while on board a Scoot flight from Cochin to Singapore on November 2, 2017.

Gopal was jailed for four months in September last year. He had filed an appeal against the conviction.

In his appeal, Gopal had claimed that the victim and her colleague had fabricated the allegations after he complained about poor service on the flight.

While dismissing the appeal, Justice Aedit Abdullah on Friday said that he was satisfied that the appeal should be dismissed, "despite the best efforts" of Gopal's lawyers, news agency PTI reported.

The judge said he found that the evidence relied on by the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that Gopal committed the offences, Channel News Asia reported according to the PTI report.

The judge added that he did not see anything that supported Gopal's claims that the victim and her colleague had "fabricated" the allegations.

(With inputs from PTI)

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