Singapore jails, canes In­dian for sex with mi­nor

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - SECOND FRONT PAGE - —PTI

Singapore: A 31-year old In­dian was sen­tenced to 13 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane for hav­ing sex with a mi­nor, ac­cord­ing to a me­dia re­port.

Ud­hayaku­mar Dhak­shi­namoor­thy courted a 12-yearold girl with gifts and called her his “wife”, groom­ing her to en­gage in sex­ual acts with him be­tween Septem­ber and De­cem­ber 2016, re­ported The New Pa­per.

Four other charges were taken into con­sid­er­a­tion dur­ing his sen­tenc­ing at the High Court.

The of­fence came to light after the con­vict’s preg­nant adult girl­friend dis­cov­ered a video of the naked mi­nor girl on his phone.

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