Bangladeshi man fined RM5,000 for assault

MELAKA: A Bangladeshi factory worker was fined RM5,000 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of outraging the modesty of a teenager.

The plea of Sushant Shah, 27, was recorded before magistrate Mazana Sinin after the charge was read by a court interpreter.

The court ordered the accused to be jailed six months if he failed to pay the fine.

According to the charges, Sushant was said to have caressed the buttocks of a 19-year-old outside a convenience store in Bachang Permai, Bachang on Jan 14 at 9.10pm.

The teenager was waiting for her friend outside the premises when she was caressed by the accused, who then fled the scene.

Sushant, who was unrepresented, was charged under Section 354 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum of 10 years in jail, a fine or caning, or any of two punishments, upon conviction.

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