7.34 PM Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
  • Dubai 05:26 06:39 12:34 15:52 18:24 19:37
29 February 2024

Police officer tried to sexually assault visiting woman

An Emirati officer allegedly kidnapped a 21- year old Yemeni woman and tried to sexually assault her. (Supplied)

By Eman Al Baik

An Emirati officer allegedly kidnapped a 21- year old Yemeni woman and tried to sexually assault her, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

BA was visiting Dubai and was unfamiliar with its roads. KH kidnapped her after she asked him to meet her in a mall.

The woman knew KH who introduced himself to her as KS on phone and agreed to meet him in a mall on August 31 at around 3pm.

However, he called her again and told her that he is in the parking lot under her building.

She entered his four-wheeler and he drove away. He drove her to a desert area where he forcibly undressed her. When she resisted being sodomised, he masturbated on her body and ‘abaya’.

He then drove her to Emirates Towers area where he stopped a taxi and asked the driver to take the woman to the mall.

“A woman got off the four-wheeler that had an Abu Dhabi number plate. She was looking around and weeping. She got into the taxi looking very scared and asked me to save her.  While I was driving to the mall, she asked me if the four-wheel vehicle was chasing us.  When I told her no, she continued to weep, saying  she is scared of the man who may beat her up and asked me to drop her at a police station,” testified the 38-year-old Bangladeshi driver HD.

The driver took the woman to the police point at the mall.

The woman reported the incident to the police and gave the number plate of the car used by the accused and told them his name is KS.

Police identified the car’s owner and showing his picture to her, she denied that he was the assaulter.

Police called the car’s owner who said that his brother was using his car. He was identified as First Lieutenant KH.

Both the woman and the taxi driver recognised KH when shown to them in a picture and identification parades.

Forensic medicine reported DNA of KH on the victim’s body and dress. It was also reported that the woman had bruises on her back and knee.

The Dubai Prosecution asked the court to implement stiffest penalty against the accused.

The court will reconvene on February 24.