Indian imprisoned in the United Kingdom for sexual assault by plane

LONDON: An Indian Tourist Who Sexually Assaulted A Woman On Board A Plane To The United Kingdom Was Sentenced To One Year In Prison By A British Court. The Incident Took Place On A Flight From Mumbai To Manchester In February.

Hardeep Singh, 36, From, Pleaded Guilty To Three Counts Of Sexual Assault Before The Manchester Minshull Street On Thursday. He Had Initially Denied The Charges.

On February 23, Singh, Who Was Visiting Britain With A Six Month Tourist Visa, First Tried To Start A Conversation With The Woman, Who Was Sitting Next To Her. Later, When She Got Up To Use The Facilities, He Refused To Leave, Forcing Her To" Tighten" Beyond Him.

After The Lights Of The Plane Went Out, The Woman And Other Passengers In The Flight Went To Sleep. The Woman, Feeling Uncomfortable, Woke Up And Found Singh Sexually Assaulting Her. She Tried To Push Him Away, But He Persisted, Forcing His Hands Under Her Clothes And Trying To Kiss Her.

The Assault Lasted Around 15 Minutes Before She Could Break Free And Move To The Back Of The Plane Where She Reported Singh To A Cabin Crew Member. He Awayed From The Woman For The Rest Of The Flight. The Cabin Crew Was Contacted, Whose Officers Waited At The Airport When The Plane Landed. Singh Was Arrested Under Suspicion Of Sexual Assault. Singh Will Be Deported To India After He Has Fulfilled His Conviction.

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