An Indian driver allegedly molested a 9-year-old compatriot in a building at the Grand Souq area while returning from school.
The victim IRJ, testified that on May 15 he reached the building where he stays, with his brother, at around 2.30pm.
“A man followed me and my brother when we entered the building. He kissed my cheeks and then groped my bottom. He entered the lift with me and repeated the act. I got very scared and told my mother who ran after him and caught him until police arrived,” the boy testified.
The 26-year-old driver confessed and told prosecutors he the two boys entering the building were wearing school uniform. “One of them walked to the lift while the other came near me and started talking to me. As we finished talking I kissed him on his cheeks and his lower lip."
The accused also confessed to groping the boy’s shoulders, leg and bottom, the records said.
The two boys entered the lift and after ten minutes while he was still standing in the building’s reception, the boys’ parents caught him and called the police. The accused also confessed to kissing the boy four days ago.
The prosecution asked the court to award the accused the stiffest penalty.
The court adjourned the case for verdict until June 28.