The police and an ambulance were deployed to Block 371, Bukit Batok Street 31 yesterday after an alleged molester was “roughed up” by the family of a woman he had touched inappropriately.
The police confirmed yesterday evening that the alleged molester was arrested in connection to an outrage of modesty case: “A 29-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the case.”
An eyewitness at the scene, UberEATS rider Randy, shared that he had seen a group of people who appeared as though they were looking for someone in the vicinity around 8pm yesterday. Randy found out that the group comprised of family members of a woman who had allegedly been molested.
When Randy completed his delivery and returned to the scene around 9pm, he saw that the situation had escalated to involve the police: “It was 9pm when the police and ambulance came because the suspect was roughed up by the family members.”
It is believed that a scuffle broke out between the victim’s family members and the alleged molester. Randy overheard one woman at the scene who claims that a family member kicked the suspect. Another family member was heard saying that the suspect touched the victim’s buttocks, according to Randy.
Randy said that the suspect told one of the family members that it was an accident but changed his story and denied the incident ever happened, when he was questioned by the police.
Photos from the scene show the suspect with his head hung low, sitting on the ground as officers question him. The victim, a woman in a floral dress, can also be seen at the site.
Police investigations are ongoing.