Woman assaulted

ABU DHABI — An unidentified youth brazenly attacked a young Filipina near the Al Yousef Centre in the capital’s busy Hamdan Street in broad daylight, around 11.30am, yesterday.

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz

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Published: Sun 15 Jul 2007, 10:16 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:10 AM

Speaking to this reporter who was also on the spot, the visibly shaken 24-year-old victim, G.M., who works as a secretary in a local health insurance company said, “I was terified when I felt somebody was following me and trying to speak to me in Tagalog. When I looked back, the man suddenly tried to grip my hand and push me roughly. That’s when I screamed.”

Meanwhile, a young Filipino (R.O.) who was nearby rushed to G.M.’s aid and also tried to chase and apprehend the culprit. But the latter hit him across his face, kicked the woman and fled from the scene — leaving behind his orange T-shirt and a pair of slippers.

The police who were called in reached the scene of the incident within minutes. They have recorded G.M.’s statement, registered a case at the Mina Police Station and are investigating the incident.

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