Two drunk guards jailed for sexual harassment, police assault in Dubai

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They were both referred to the Court of Misdemeanours for consuming alcohol without a permit.- Alamy Image

Dubai - The incident was reported on March 24 at Al Rashidiya police station.



by

Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 20 Aug 2019, 5:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 20 Aug 2019, 7:45 PM

Two drunk security guards have been sentenced to six months in jail each by the Dubai Court of First Instance. One of them sexually harassed a female flat mate while the other assaulted two on-duty police officers.
The two Pakistani guards, aged 28 and 25, were also accused of insulting the woman and verbally abusing the officers, respectively.
They were both referred to the Court of Misdemeanours for consuming alcohol without a permit.
The incident was reported on March 24 at Al Rashidiya police station.
The complainant said she lived in a shared villa, renting a bed space. "At 3pm on the day of the incident, I was going to the bathroom when one of the defendants sexually harassed me."
She recounted that he tried to shove her into the bathroom, telling her he wanted to have sex with her. And when she pushed him away, he punched her in the face.
The complainant said the guard was "very drunk".
She stepped outside and called the police, who then apprehended the defendant.
"Then, the other accused came and threatened that he would kill me. He told me he would sexually assault me and my mother. He was also drunk and I got scared that he might hurt me. He was upset because I reported his friend to the police," she told the prosecutor.
She called the police again and the same officers arrived.
"I saw him pushing the officers violently, causing one of them to hit the wall. I also heard him verbally abusing them."
A police corporal said they received a report about an attempted rape in the villa.
"We had just placed one of the defendants inside the patrol car, when we heard the victim screaming. We then arrested another man after he tried to assault the victim. That man was drunk and resisted being taken into custody. He pushed us and insulted us, but we brought him under control and took him inside the patrol car."
The two defendants, who are detained, have appealed the ruling.
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