The first victim was a 30-year-old Myanmar maid.
He molested her when the lift was moving, then told her . “Don’t shout… I’m touching you only” when she pushed him away and yelled.
He continued to groper the maid even as she crouched on the lift floor.
After he backed away, the maid got up and exited on the 4th floor.
Manikam then molested her again just as she was getting out of the lift.
About 30 minutes later, Manikam followed a 27-year-old housewife into a lift in West Coast Road.
He molested her when the lift started moving.
While she crouched and tried to shield herself from him, she said, “I’m pregnant”.
That was when, according to Deputy Public Prosecutor Siti Adrianni, Manikam “slapped his own forehead and muttered something unintelligible. He then exited the lift at level nine and ran down a staircase.”
The series of molest incidents took place on 16 August this year at around 2.20pm.
Manikam was arrested that same night.
He was today jailed for 10 months after being convicted on 2 counts of outrage of modesty.