Doctor gets three-month jail for molesting patient in clinic

DUBAI - The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance yesterday sentenced an Egyptian physician to three months in jail for molesting a woman patient at his clinic.

By Mary Nammour (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Tue 15 Jul 2008, 1:51 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:12 PM

The panel of judges presided by Judge Fahmi Mounir also sentenced J.D., 45, to paying a provisional compensation of Dh21,000 and deportation after serving the jail term.

The case has been referred to the civil court as the victim has claimed compensation.

All along the trial, the physician had denied molesting the Scottish saleswoman, C.B., 31, while examining her in his private clinic in Mankhool area on March 6 this year. He had alleged that C.B. made up the whole story because he refused to give her drugs.

The victim had said in her testimony that the doctor tried to kiss her twice and groped her when he was examining her. She had gone to the clinic alone.

Defence counsel Jassem Naqabi said yesterday that he would appeal the verdict.

The evidence handed over to the court included the doctor's mobile phone, which had stored photos and video records of women being examined in his clinic.

J.D. was the accused in similar cases earlier too. One dates back to 1999 when he was charged with molesting a woman patient in Rashid Hospital. In another case in 2006, he allegedly posed as a gynaecologist and sexually harassed a woman patient. He was also alleged to have taken pictures of a woman patient with his mobile phone while she was lying on the clinical bed.

Three accused of molesting woman in nightclub

THREE Sri Lankan men yesterday pleaded not guilty to molesting and assaulting a Filipina saleswoman in the Criminal Court of First Instance.

They, however, admitted that they had consumed liquor.

The 32-year-old Filipina alleged during the police and Public Prosecution investigation that the incident happened in the night on May 16 this year when she went to a nightclub in Al Nasr Club with her friend.

As her friend went in search of a seat, the Filipina was allegedly molested and assaulted by the trio.

Her friend came later and called the police.

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The 24-year-old housewife, H.A., is accused of intentionally killing one of her daughters and attempting to kill the other by stabbing and also trying to kill herself with the same knife before she was stopped by a neighbour.

As per the court records, the woman was having problems, so she planned to kill her children. She bought a big knife. On March 18, she stabbed her eldest daughter repeatedly till she died in her home in Muraqqabat area. Then, she stabbed the other several times until she thought the child was killed.

She then tried to commit suicide before a neighbour intervened and stopped her.

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