Two women and a man who knocked at the door of a flat, attacked the woman who opened it, tied her up and stole jewellery worth Dh200,000, were sentenced to two years in jail each by the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance.
Salesman, MOS, 27, and two housemaids identified as NFM, 25 and FHM, 27, all Sri Lankans, were also ordered to be deported after serving their jail terms for robbing the victim MTM, 64, Indian, housewife.
The victim testified that at around 11am of March 20, while she was in her daughter’s house with her one-year-old grandson, she head knocks on the door.
“I thought it was the man who brought water. I went and opened the door. The man and the two women who were at the door pushed the door, got in and closed it behind them. They pushed me and one of the women put a cloth on my face. The other women took my grandson from my hand and pushed me down on the floor. They brought a bed sheet and tied up my hands and legs.
“The man sat on my chest and cuffed my mouth when I called for help. I bit one of his fingers. He beat me up. They brought another cloth and wrapped it around my head. I heard the man telling the woman that I am finished and that they should take precious items. That was the last thing I heard before losing consciousness.
“I woke up after about half an hour, released myself and saw the house was in a complete mess. My grandson was left in the corner of one of the rooms. I found out that they had stolen my daughter’s jewellery and the gold that my grandson and me were wearing. I called my son- in-law and the building’s watchman. One of the women attackers, NFM, had come to our house several times in the past,” she testified.
Second Lieutenant Faisal Abdul Aziz testified that police investigated the compliant and reached the accused who were staying in a flat in Ghussais area.
Police confiscated part of the jewellery in a bag in the house and some others in a car used by the man.
The victim recognised the three accused when shown to her via identification parade.
MOS confessed that he had agreed with the other two women to rob the house as he knew from NFM who had worked in the house that there was jewellery. He claimed that he dropped NFM at around 10.45am at the building in which the victim lived. 15 minutes after NFM got into the house, he and the other maid knocked at the door.
“The victim opened the door and, we claimed that we want to see NFM. She shouted at us and asked us to leave. I pushed her in and sat on her body to prevent her from screaming and shouting. The women stole the jewellery and put them in a box and left the place,” he told the prosecutors.
Criminal Evidences reported a human bite on one of the fingers of MOS.