Sri Lankan acquitted in Doha
Nov 28, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
A Sri Lankan expatriate, who had languished in jail for almost four-and-a half years waiting for the judgment in his trial, has been acquitted of molestation charges by the Doha court of first instance on “technical and formality” grounds.
The judges heard that a Western family had complained against the man in May 2006 claiming that he molested their daughter (then 15) after accessing her room when she was alone at around 1.40am.
According to the chargesheet, the girl shouted during the alleged incident seeking the help of the neighbours as her family members were away.
The girl claimed that a “masked man covered my mouth with a piece of cloth in an attempt to prevent me from shouting.”