A Filipina and six Bangladeshi women joined hands to murder a private driver by strangling him to death in the eastern oasis town of Al Ain after he forced them to indulge in vice, a newspaper reported on Thursday.
The unnamed driver had pretended he would give the seven girls a lift to Al Ain from another emirate to look for a job but he locked them up at his Al Ain apartment and started to pimp on them, the semi official daily Alittihad said.
The girls gave in to the driver after he locked them up and seized their passports and other documents, prompting them to plot to get rid of him.
Defence lawyers during their trial on Wednesday asked court to consider the case as part of human trade crimes and asked for further investigation into how the driver had brought the seven girls into the UAE without having a licence or a labour office.
“The girls decided to get rid of the driver after he forced them to indulge in prostitution,” Alittihad said, quoting court sources.
“They claimed they wanted to give him a massage, which he agreed…when he lay down, they tied him up and overpowered him while one of them strangled him with a piece of cloth…doctors said the man died of asphyxia.”
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