A 24 years old driver has been fined Rs 75000 for sending five embarrassing SMS to a bank staff in 2010. He was found guilty of violating the telecommunication law of Mauritius by sending four SMS and making eight phone calls on May 1, 2010.
The plaintiff registered a statement on May 20, 2010 and stated that she was humiliated and demoralized by these SMS. She also added that she did not know the person who send her the messages and that it was a man who spoke to her on the other end of the line. She even had to change her phone number.
Following the judge order, the police were able to get the identity of the SIM card owner. The plaintiff later added that the defendant went to her work place to apologize and begged her to withdraw her complaint.
In court the defendant pleaded not guilty and maintained that he was not the one who sent these SMS. However, he was not convincing and could not provide explanation as the SIM card was registered on his name.
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