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22 May 2024

Student attempts to rape family's housemaid

By Eman Al Baik

A 20-year-old Emirati student allegedly attempted to rape the family’s housemaid in his mother’s bedroom while she was away, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

The victim, who joined work with the family on June 22, 2013, was putting her sponsor’s clothes in the wardrobe when KH entered the room and locked the door behind him.

“It was on November 15 at around 5pm and the lights were on in the room when KH got into the room and locked the door behind him. His upper body was completely naked and he had wrapped a towel around his waist. I was wearing my long robe with a scarf on my head. I did not know why he got into the room. He rushed towards me and hugged me strongly from behind and tried to kiss me. I resisted him and was moving my head so as not to allow him to do so.

“He removed his underwear and tried to lift up my robe and as I resisted him he pushed me on to the sofa,” the victim testified.

The 29-year-old Sri Lankan maid continued resisting him and pushing him away with her legs. He pushed her onto the floor with her face down and tried to rape her after holding her hands towards her back. He lifted up her robe and pulled down her underwear. As she was shouting and screaming, he tried to cover her mouth with his palm.

“He tried to rape me but as I was going through the period, he tried to sodomise me. I was moving my body away from him so that he could not assault me.I bit him twice while he was releasing sperm on my body after which he got up and left the room,” the maid told the police.

The victim put on her dress and rushed towards the room where her employer’s mother stayed. “I got into her room and sat on the floor. She is an elderly sick woman. When she saw me crying, she rang the bell which is next to her bed and the other maid who was washing dishes outside in the yard came in. I told the Indian co-worker about what happened,” the victim testified.

The elderly woman informed the sponsor who came to the house with her daughter and niece. The family got busy with the elderly woman who was rushed to the hospital leaving behind the victim.

At around 1.30am, the victim went out of the house and took a taxi to the police station where she lodged a complaint. Forensic reported sperms on the victim’s body. However, the accused refused to take a blood.

Dubai Public Prosecution referred the accused to the court accusing him of attempt to rape and defilement under duress and asked the Court to implement stiff penalty against the accused.

The Court will give its verdict on March 2.