Online friend, aide held over student’s rape

The Dubai Police have referred two Emiratis, A.A and A.S., both aged 26, to the Dubai Public Prosecution for alleged kidnap and rape of a 19-year-old student.


Amira Agarib

Published: Fri 30 Mar 2012, 1:40 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:38 AM

According to a police source, the Comoros Island national student lives in Sharjah with her family. She told the police that the first suspect, A.A. was a friend of her through the Internet. Two days before the incident, she told him that she needed a car for one month and he agreed her to provide it.

On a weekend, A.A. met her in Al Buhaira area of Sharjah and asked her to get inside his vehicle to bring her the car she asked for. Then he drove the vehicle to Dubai and reached an area near Al Hibab. He called his friend, the second suspect A.S., and asked him to come to the place.

When A.S. reached the place the first suspect asked her to move to his friend’s car as he was going to bring the car for her.

After she got into the Hummer driven by A.S., he drove the vehicle to a desert area in Al Aweer. But his vehicle stuck in the sand and she saw A.A. was following their vehicle. On her question about the car he promised her, he told her that he changed his mind and took her two mobile phones.

He said that he would not take her back home if she do not have sex with him. When she refused it, he forcefully took her to the back seat of the vehicle and raped her. Then the second suspect also had forceful sex with her, she told the police.

After the incident, both the suspects drove to a workshop in Al Aweer. When the girl got down from the car and cried for help there, both of them fled the place.

The victim called the police and complained that the two suspects had kidnapped and raped her. Based on the description of the car given by the student, the suspects were arrested.

According to the police, the suspects said that they did not kidnap or rape the victim but they had consensual sex with her. The case was referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution.

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