Clerk denies kidnap, molestation charges

The defendant allegedly followed the complainant as she was walking back home late one night and forcefully dragged her into his car, where he allegedly kissed her.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Fri 21 Mar 2014, 12:49 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:19 PM

A clerk denied in court to having kidnapped and molested a woman by forcing her into his car and kissing her. The 27-year-old Pakistani denied the kidnap charge in the Court of First Instance and claimed the woman was his girlfriend and rode willingly in his car.

According to prosecution records, the defendant followed the complainant as she was walking back home late one night and forcefully dragged her into his car, where he allegedly kissed her.

The incident happened on July 13 last year in Al Rafaa. The woman, a 26-year-old Filipina cashier, said that she had just left her workplace, a supermarket, and was walking home when she spotted a car following her.

“I panicked as it was midnight and ran towards the building where I lived. The driver stopped and blocked my way. He stepped out and pulled me by my hand to the car’s back seat.” The defendant then drove around the building and told the woman that he liked her and told her to drink a cup of water.

She screamed for help and begged him to let her go. The defendant kissed her and then drove her home. He was arrested shortly after the incident was reported.

A woman who happened to be nearby said: “I was with my friends when I heard her screaming and saw a man forcing her into his car.”

mary@khaleejtimes.com


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