Rakesh Kumar Prasad, a 24 year old yoga instructor from India is accused of molesting his female student during a lesson at Real Yoga Studio (Tampines Grande) last year. The victim accused him of trying to squeeze her breast by slipping his hands under her sports bra while instructing her. When the student protested, he is said to have smiled and commented that her breast were small.
In Court, CCTV footages were played and the victim recounted how she hit her molestor’s hands and told him firmly not to do it when he tried to molest her. Despite her warnings, the 24 year old man was undeterred and instructed her to bend lower and pinched her breast. He threatened to pinch her breast even harder if she did not comply with his instructions.
In his defence, Rakesh Kumar Prasad’s lawyers pressed the victim why she did not seek help from the staff immediately and only made the accusations later. In her teary reply, she cried that she did not know any of the staff and was helpless when it happened.