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Maid on trial for setting UAE sponsor's house on fire

Ahmed Shaaban /Fujairah
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com Filed on August 21, 2019 | Last updated on August 21, 2019 at 04.24 pm
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The housemaid was referred to the Fujairah Criminal Court.-Alamy Image

Investigations revealed that the fluid detected in one of the house's rooms caused the fire.

A housemaid accused of deliberately starting a fire at her sponsor's house has appeared in court in Fujairah.

The defendant allegedly poured some inflammable liquid all over a cupboard full of clothes and lit a fire, "with an intention to destroy the house of her employer", court records show.

When the incident was reported, the Fujairah Police rushed to the site and arrested the maid, who denied the charges.

Investigations revealed that the fluid detected in one of the house's rooms caused the fire. The lighter that appeared to have been used in the crime was also found in the cupboard.

While no one was hurt in the incident, it resulted in major financial losses for the defendant's sponsor.

The housemaid was referred to the Fujairah Criminal Court.

"This fire could have resulted in the tragic death of the family," the prosecution said.

The trial was adjourned until a later date this month.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

 

Ahmed Shaaban





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