Uncle tried to seduce wife, daughter, alleges national

SHARJAH — The Sharjah Police is investigating a complaint of 'seduction' filed by a UAE national against his 63-year-old uncle.

By Eman Al Baik

Published: Sun 28 Aug 2005, 10:15 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:29 PM

Amir Abdul Ghafour, 42, has claimed that the uncle not only tried to seduce his wife in his absence but also tried to take advantage of his minor daughter's innocence. He said he had burst out in anger and outrage when he came to know from his seven-year-old daughter of what her father's uncle had urged her to do. Probing deeper, he said, he found that even his 14-year-old son had not been spared by the same relative, who had tried to indulge in an illicit act with the boy while swimming at the beach.

Amir said that five months ago he had taken his mother to Germany for medical treatment. "My mother passed away and her 63-year-old brother became like a father to me, and a grandfather to my children. I cannot endure that this man who is firstly my mother's brother, secondly an elder, and thirdly a deeply religious person, did that to my children. If the law permitted, I would have killed him," he said, adding: "My uncle used to pamper my little daughter and admire her in front of all of us. I never thought he had immoral and wicked intentions. I thought he was just like a grandfather to his grandson and grand-daughter."

"On the 15th of this month, my uncle called up the house and asked for my whereabouts. When he found out that I was not home, he came to the house and attempted to seduce my wife. The housemaid who was in the kitchen noticed what had happened," he alleged. "Breaking the story to the family, I found out that this man had tried several times to seduce my brothers' wives, too. My uncle is married and has daughters who are in their twenties. Did he not have any fear of God and of the punishment would receive?"

"My brothers and I spoke to my other uncles who are all younger to him but we did not get any positive response from them. They don't believe that a God-fearing man like him would do such things," he said.

It was after that Amir and his brothers decided to file complaints with the police. Amir said on August 21, the Sharjah Police put out a "wanted" notice. "My brothers who stay in Dubai have complained to Dubai Police and similar procedures have been initiated in Dubai too."

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