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21 May 2024

Teenaged girl student groped in lift

By Eman Al Baik

An Indian worker allegedly groped a 17-year-old compatriot student in the lift of her building, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

On November 11, at around 2.50pm, the school bus dropped VM at her residential building.

“I got off the bus and entered the building. I got into the lift and suddenly a man entered it after me. As we were alone in the lift, he groped my breast. I pushed his hand away but he repeated it. When the lift reached my flat’s floor, I rushed out into my house,” VM told investigators.

The girl’s father opened the door. Weeping, she told her mother about what happened in the lift, testified the 55- year-old mother.

The family reported the incident to the police after watching CCTV footage and seeing a man entering the lift behind their daughter.
Police arrested NM, 30, who admitted entering the lift behind the girl. He admitted that he does not stay in the building and does not know anyone there.

The court will give its verdict on February 8.