Dubai resident gets friends to molest, rob ex-girlfriend; jailed

Dubai resident gets friends to molest, rob ex-girlfriend; jailed

Dubai - He got them to molest and rob his ex-girlfriend for breaking up with him.


Marie Nammour

Published: Sun 9 Dec 2018, 2:52 PM

Last updated: Sun 9 Dec 2018, 5:04 PM

A Pakistani man and his three compatriot friends have been jailed in Dubai after he got them to molest and rob his girlfriend for breaking up with him. The Dubai Court of First Instance jailed the convicts, aged between 22 and 34 years, for six months each.
According to public prosecution records, two of the convicts barged inside the Chinese woman's flat and robbed Dh12,000 and a mobile phone, before kissing and groping her. They molested her after forcibly removing her clothes and gagging her with a duct tape.
The court found them guilty of robbery, molestation and criminal complicity.
The incident was reported at Al Rashidiya police station.
The complainant, a 25-year-old accountant, said the incident took place at 2am on August 25 when she was at her flat in the Chinese cluster of the International City.
"Those men rang my door bell. As I opened it, two men pushed the door and barged inside. They snatched my mobile phone after one of them grabbed me aggressively by the arms. They then wore gloves and searched around. They took Dh12,000 from my purse and stole another mobile phone off a table."
They then molested and groped her.
After they left, the victim managed to remove the duct tape and screamed for help. They then returned and gagged her again. After they fled the scene, she untied herself and went to the police station to lodge a complaint.
A police sergeant said after receiving the complaint, they checked the building's CCTV footages. "We saw two men covering their faces and getting inside the lift to go to the victim's flat. We suspected the woman's friends. We learned later that she had a Pakistani boyfriend. He was charged with aiding and abetting the crime."
The police arrested him at 9am on August 25 in the International City. He confessed to the charges. "He claimed he had been in relationship with the complainant for almost three years. About one week prior to the incident, she broke up with him, which prompted him to plan revenge," the police officer told the prosecutor.
The ruling can be appealed within 15 days from the issuance date.

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