A court in Fujairah sentenced two Emirati men to death for murdering an elderly Asian housemaid after she resisted their attempt to rape her.
The two had been invited by a teenaged friend to his house in Fujairah in mid-2010 to have sex with his young Asian maid with her consent.
They then went into the room where another maid in her 50s was asleep. They jolted her out of bed and tried to rape her.
“They strangled her to death after she resisted them…they then fled the house,” the semi-official daily 'Al Ittihad' said.
It said the court acquitted the teenaged boy of murder charges but sentenced him to six months at the juvenile delinquency centre for committing adultery. The young maid was sentenced to six months in jail and ordered deported.