Drunk man beats, molests visitor in hotel lift

Man allegedly asked ‘some favours’ from her

A drunk Tajik salesman allegedly assaulted and molested a woman in a hotel lift, causing her sever injuries which took more than 20 days to heal, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

The salesman ZA, 36, used to pick and drop 39-year-old Kazakhstani visitor as and when required to different locations in the city.

On March 14, she asked him to drop her to a hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road to meet friends.

“He took me to the hotel and accompanied me to meet my friends in a hotel room where he consumed alcohol. While heading back to the lift at 5am, he started flattering me and asked me to accompany him. I refused and ignored him,” she told the court.

The man then started molesting her.

“I pushed him away and went into the lift. I made it clear to him that I would not go with him and drop me back home. At that moment, he got upset and started beating me,” she testified.

The woman grabbed the opportunity when the lift’s door opened and rushed out. But he followed her and beat her up.

MR, 26, a Bangladeshi worker in the hotel, asked him to stop.

“I told him that the woman could die because he was kicking her with full force,” testified the worker. But the accused scolded the Bangladeshi worker asked him to go away.

The court will reconvene on June 2.

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