The boy was on the way home from grocery shopping. He saw Mr Syed Hashim Wahid, 29, standing by the rubbish chute. When the boy stepped in the lift, Mr Hashim went in the same lift. He then started talking to the boy, before he molested him near his groin area.
The boy was too afraid, perhaps traumatised by the action, to tell anyone at home on what happened.
The next day, the same situation happened again and Mr Hashim tried to do the same thing. This led the boy to take action and told his mother about what happened. A neighbour reported this matter to the police a few days later.
Mr Hashim was sentenced to 10 months jail. He could have faced 2 years in jail along with caning and/or fined for this matter.