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Stalker on bound over sentence

Mere Naleba
Monday, December 09, 2013

A MAN who refused to leave alone the woman he said "I need in my life" had his imprisonment sentence of three months suspended for two years quashed and is now on a bound over sentence.

Suresh Prakash appealed against the sentence passed on him in the Nasinu Magistrates Court where he was convicted of one count of indecently insulting or annoying any person.

The court heard that between November, 2011 and April 13, 2012, Prakash intruded into the privacy of Shivanjani Naidu by sending text messages to her which offended Ms Naidu.

The court also heard that Prakash had approached Ms Naidu on a social networking website if they could be in a relationship; Ms Naidu told him she was not interested.

Prakash continued to visit Ms Naidu's home uninvited on several occasions and would send her text messages and emails.

The matter was called before High Court judge Justice Janaka Bandara.

Justice Bandara said the sentence was substituted with a "binding over" sentence.

Prakash was bound over for the sum of $1000 and to maintain good behaviour and peace with no interference to the complainant's life.