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A Singapore court on Monday sentenced an Indian national to 10 months in jail for molesting a woman during New Year celebrations this year.

In addition to the jail term, the court ordered that he be given three cane strokes.  

Prathiban Pandu, 24, was accused of molesting the 44-year-old woman by hugging her from behind, taking advantage of the festive mood, IANS reported, quoting local media.

The incident took place in a recreation centre for foreign workers in Soon Lee Road in Boon Lay. Pandu, a construction worker, had pleaded guilty to his crime.