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27 February 2024

Rapist lured student with chocolate, say parents

By Staff

The driver accused of raping the Kindergarten student of Modern High School on the bus lured the child to the back seat by offering her chocolate.

"During interrogation, my daughter told the police the driver gave her a chocolate and asked her to go to the back seat of the bus before he started touching her," the child's mother was quoted as saying by 'Gulf News'. "She may not have been fully conscious but I believe she might have been in half consciousness since she remembers the incident."

She added that the family was not sure about the extend of the assault, and was waiting to receive the forensic report from Dubai Police.

Meanwhile, prosecutors have started questioning the suspects, said Dubai's Attorney General on Tuesday afternoon.

The prosecution is waiting for the forensic laboratory's report which will help in specifying whether the girl was raped or molested. This is a technical matter and the reports are vital in such cases, according to the Chief Prosecutor Sami Al Shamsi.

Article 354 of the Federal Penal Code stipulates that a suspect who rapes a male or a female could face a death punishment. If the victim is less than 14 years, then the act would be considered forcible.