Woman raped in 'public' inside car in capital

A woman passing by a park in Abu Dhabi heard the victim screaming and called the police

A Pakistani man lured an Ethiopian woman into his car and raped her in public in the middle of the day in Abu Dhabi, local newspapers reported on Wednesday.

The man offered the Ethiopian a lift and took her to a street near the Khalidiaya park in the middle of the capital to rape her inside his vehicle.

“After hesitation, she accepted his offer and got into the car. He then tied her up and threw her on the back seat,” the Arabic language daily Emarat Al Youm said.

“He drove away and parked the car on a street near Khalidiya park at around 12 noon and raped the woman after beating her up.”

The paper said the woman was about to go to the police when he grabbed her and threw her back into the car. He then called his friend and joined hands in beating her up again to prevent her from calling the police.

A passing woman heard her screaming and called the police, who rushed to the scene and arrested the two, the paper said.

The woman told the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court that she was beaten up and raped but the convict denied the charges, saying he had sex with her for money.

The court adjourned the case to October 5.

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