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23 April 2024

Girl says broker molested her in Dubai lift

Court will give its verdict on March 30. (File)

By Eman Al Baik

A Syrian real estate broker is accused of molesting a 10- year-old girl in an elevator, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.
On December 5, 2014, the victim, SS, an Indian student, and the accused got into a building lift.
The man asked the little girl to give him her hand but she refused.
As he repeated his request several times the girl gave him her hand and immediately he put her hand on his private parts.
“I got very scared and pulled my hand and got out of the lift as it stopped,” the little girl told investigators.
A couple of days later, the girl’s parents wondered about her strange behaviour when they were in the lift.
The girl’s father, MR, 40, a computer engineer told investigators that when she was in the lift, the girl would hide if the door opened on the fourth floor.
“I asked her why and then she told me,” says the dad.
The father sought the help of the security staff of the building to find out who the assaulter was.
The security man searched all residents in the fourth floor but could not identify the man.
“Then one day, my wife and my daughter were in the lift and the man got in on the fourth floor. My daughter immediately recognised him and told her mother,” said the father.
The family informed the police who came and arrested AM.
The court will give its verdict on March 30.