Crime and Courts

Maid gets 3-year jail for setting UAE sponsor's house on fire

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah Filed on November 5, 2018
Maid gets 3-year jail for setting UAE sponsors house on fire


She set the curtains of the villa on fire.

The Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court has sentenced a housemaid to three years in prison after she was found guilty of premeditatedly setting fire in the house of her Emirati sponsor. She will be deported after serving her jail term.

As per court records, the case unfolded when the plaintiff lodged a complaint against his domestic help for planning and purposefully setting fire in his villa here in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

The RAK Police immediately launched investigations and arrested the accused maid.

Police probe showed that the maid set fire in one of the rooms of her sponsor's villa following a heated argument between the two.

The defendant planned and committed the crime while her sponsor was outdoors. She set ablaze the curtains of a room in the villa.

The suspect admitted to her crime during the police investigations. She was referred to the RAK Public Prosecution, which charged her with premeditatedly setting the fire.

The defendant was later referred to the RAK Criminal Court which turned down the defence lawyer's pleas for mercy.


Ahmed Shaaban

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