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24 April 2024

Deadly revenge by maids against rapist

Victim is a close relative of the Gulf man. (File)

By Staff

A group of Asian housemaids repeatedly raped and locked up by their sponsor in the eastern oasis town of Al Ain were finally given a chance by the rapist himself to get rid of him.

As he lay down enjoying a massage, they joined hands and strangled him.

The maids had apparently planned to get rid of the man, who works at a maid recruitment office in Al Ain, for what he had done to them.

A court trying the killers was told that he had locked them up in his apartment for long periods of time, repeatedly raped them, seized their passports and extorted money from them in return for promises to give them their passports.

“One day he asked them to massage his body and lay down on the bed enjoying the service.

“The maids then joined hands and overpowered him while one of them wrapped his neck and mouth with her hands until he died,” ‘Al Ittihad’ daily said.

The judge trying the maids sentenced them to one year in prison after the victim’s relatives pardoned them in return for diya (blood money).

The paper said the court this week ordered the maids to pay diya to the victim’s family if they want to walk free after serving their jail term.

It did not mention how many maids were involved in the crime.