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22 April 2024

8-year old girl raped in busy Saudi mall

By Eman Al Baik

Saudi police arrested a Bangladeshi cleaner for raping an eight-year-old local girl at his store room inside a crowded shopping mall in the Gulf Kingdom.

The girl’s mother reported her daughter suddenly went missing and phoned the police and her husband, triggering an alert inside the mall in the southern town of Khamis Mushait, newspaper said on Monday.

“They finally found her in the store room lying in a pool of blood after the worker hit her on the head so he can rape her,” Sharq daily said.

It said the worker, who has just taken up his job, confessed to the crime.

Mum, daughter hit by car while crossing road

An Arab woman and her 17-year-old daughter were seriously injured when they were hit by a car as they tried to cross a street in Dibba Fujairah.

The two were in the middle of Alhikma road when they were knocked over by the vehicle on Saturday night, newspapers said.

Police said they were rushed to hospital in a serious condition but did not make clear if the driver was caught.

Cop who siphoned off Dh300,000 behind bars

An Arab policeman has been sentenced to one-year in jail followed by deportation for embezzling at least Dh300,000 of public funds.

Abu Dhabi Criminal Court ordered him to return the cash and fined him Dh300,000, reported 'Al Ittihad'.

According to Prosecution records, the policeman hacked the electronic system at his workplace and tampered with the 'leave allowance' data of employees first.

Then he called them up to say that due to a technical error additional amount had been transferred to their accounts, and that he was asked by authorities to pay the deficit amount.

He requesed them to refund the 'extra' amount and help him. He allegedly even went to the victims' houses to collect the cash.

He has been practising this fraud for the past three years and so far at least 40 employees have been cheated of Dh300,000.

The issue came to light when one of the staff discovered his leave amount missing from his account.

Housewife tried to bribe DED for licence clearance

An Emirati housewife allegedly offered a director of the Dubai Department of Economic Development a Dh10,000 bribe to process security clearance for a licence application, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

Khulood Obaid, 40, Emirati, director of Dubai Department of Economic Development of the department’s office in Al Tuwar Centre, testified that the accused KAM, 47, approached her after the DED rejected a food trade licence application.

“Asking her about the reason of rejection, she said that it belongs to Iranians. I informed her that such applications require a special committee to study them. She socked me when she said that these people are wealthy and they can pay money and will pay me if I processed the application. I pretended to agree and asked her to bring me the application.

“She brought the application from her car and came back to me. The application was of an Iranian person and the woman’s son was the sponsor. Checking in the system, I found out that the application was rejected by the security authority.

“I communicated with the authority who asked me to arrest her red handed.”

“I called her to arrange a meeting and was supplied with a recording machine and went with officers to at Al Mamzar Mall.”

The accused was arrested red-handed after accepting the bribe and collecting the licence.

An Emirati police officer repeated the same testimony.