Two men jailed for kidnapping, raping job seeker in Dubai

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Two men jailed for kidnapping, raping job seeker in Dubai

Dubai - The Court of First Instance ordered that the two men be deported after completing their jail sentences

By Marie Nammour

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Published: Tue 17 Jan 2017, 3:23 PM

Last updated: Tue 17 Jan 2017, 4:23 PM

A Pakistani man and his compatriot friend were both sentenced to life in jail on Monday for kidnapping and raping a job seeker after luring her to meet him and ride in his car to go for a job interview.
Public prosecution records show the two men, aged 32 and 30, used a stun gun to assault and threaten the woman, a Filipina, to make her comply before raping her. They then stole her mobile phone, gold ring worth Dh1,000 and Dh100 in cash.
The Court of First Instance ordered that the two men be deported after completing their jail sentences.
The complainant, a 31-year-old receptionist, said she was contacted by one of the accused after she had posted an ad on a website with her mobile number hoping to find a job.  
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"It was around noon on May 23, 2015. He told me to wait for him at 4pm at the Metro station in Al Mankhoul," she said.
"I got busy in a phone call from my home country when the duo came and picked me up. They asked me about my previous job and other details before the man sitting in the passenger seat moved to sit next to me".
A police corporal said: "Both admitted when questioned that they raped the woman after luring her to meet them for a job interview. The second accused first raped her. He moved to the back seat where he used a stun gun to intimidate her and tied up her neck with a mobile recharger wire."
In his statement to the prosecutor, the officer added: "He switched seats with the first accused, who then raped her and used the stun gun to assault her. They dropped her later at a dark location so that she would not be able to see their car's plate number. They confessed they stole the woman's mobile phone, health card and bank card."
The police found a mobile phone and a woman's belt which were stolen from another woman in another complaint.
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The second defendant sold the complainant's phone to a man for Dh1,700. The latter then handed it over to the police after finding out it was stolen.
The forensic report showed the attack left the complainant with multiple bruises all over her body including on her lips and ears.
The two men may appeal the conviction within 15 days.
mary@khaleejtimes.com


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