Mum, two sons jailed for attacking a man in Dubai
Dubai - The Dubai Court of First Instance found them guilty of stabbing and beating up a compatriot with knives and sticks.
A 54-year-old woman and her two sons, aged 27 and 19, have been sentenced to two years in jail each for attempted murder.
The Dubai Court of First Instance found them guilty of stabbing and beating up a compatriot with knives and sticks.
The mother, along with her sons, had attacked the man as they suspected him of being involved with her then missing 18-year-old daughter.
The Emirati family and three other men - who received equal penalties - were accused of luring the victim to a villa in Nad Al Hamar where they held him captive in a room for some time.
They assaulted him, stripped him naked, and filmed him. They also threatened to kill him and circulate his photos if he reported them to the police. The court found them guilty of attempted murder, illegal imprisonment, theft, sexual assault and issuing criminal threats.
The victim told the prosecutor that he met the family's daughter about one month prior to the incident on Instagram, but he cut every contact with her after she told him about her domestic problems.
"I dropped her at Bur Dubai police station upon her own request, and I did not talk to her ever since because I did not want to get into any kind of trouble with her brothers." However, one of the defendants kept calling him and requested to meet him.
That was how he was lured into their villa.
A police captain said they arrested the mother around 5pm on September 5 last year. The victim told the captain that the defendants thought he knew the whereabouts of their missing daughter.
One of the teenager's brothers claimed to the police that the victim had sent him a picture of his sister on Snapchat with a caption: 'Offered for sex for Dh50'.
However, the missing teenager was found to have been staying at a friend's place.
The ruling can be appealed within 15 days.