Dubai man molests pharmacy employee, claims it to be a joke

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Dubai - The 36-year-old Indian businessman was accused of taking advantage that he was alone with the pharmacy employee, also Indian, to grab her by the waist and pull her towards him against her will.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Sat 26 Nov 2016, 6:54 PM

A businessman, accused of sexually harassing a pharmacy employee at her workplace, has been given a suspended jail term of three months.
He earlier denied a molestation charge in court.
The suspension of the execution of the jail term is effective for three years. He was ordered to be deported as per the ruling of the Court of First Instance.
The 36-year-old Indian businessman was accused of taking advantage that he was alone with the pharmacy employee, also Indian, to grab her by the waist and pull her towards him against her will. The incident happened on August 13.
The employee, a 24-year-old Indian, said that she was on her shift when the man came as she was by herself in the purchase section. She identified him later at the Bur Dubai police station.
The defendant admitted during the public prosecution investigation that he did not know the woman prior to the incident. He confessed that when he went to the pharmacy, he put his arm around her waist and then pulled her towards him. He said it was only meant as a joke.
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