Dear A.S.S. Editor

An Indian national, who was in Singapore with his wife to seek medical treatment for his cancer-stricken wife, sexually assaulted the private nurse hired to care for her instead, after lamenting that he had not had sex with his spouse in recent months because of her illness.

Pillai Shyam Kumar Sadashivan, a managing director of a firm based in Dubai had come to Singapore on a long-term visit pass with his wife to seek medical help for her condition. The couple rented a house at Normanton Park, and had hired the victim from nursing services provider MedXcess Healthcare to care for his wife from Dec 11 to 16 last year. The victim was a 25 year old Singaporean, and was paid $120 for six hours of care each day. She was the only nurse employed at the apartment.

On the day of the incident, the wife was sleeping when the victim arrived. Sadashivan then invited her to the sofa in the living room, where they chatted. Soon, he steered the conversation towards sexual matters. Lamenting to the nurse that he had not had sex with his wife in recent months because of her illness, Sadashivan claimed that “girls in Dubai provide extra services” and asked if it were the case here. The victim replied that she was a professional nurse and that she “did not do such things”. When she declined his request for her to pull up her shirt, Sadashivan got agitated and used his right hand to grab her front collar and groped her with his other hand under her shirt, while she struggled to break free. He also stroked her thighs as he found them “sexy and smooth”.

Sadashivan is expected to be sentenced on Oct 5. He is out on bail of S$15,000. He faces up to two years’ jail with fine and caning for molestation. For insulting the victim’s modesty, he could be jailed for a year and/or fined.

Dominic Toh

A.S.S. Contributor

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