Two held for human trafficking

The Dubai Public Prosecution levelled charges of trafficking against two on Sunday.

The suspects, MRA and MMA, allegedly brought two girls from their country by offering them work as housemaids but forced them into prostitution when they arrived in the UAE, the 'Gulf Today' reported.

MMA, who is also facing charges of raping one of the victims, attended the court session in a wheel chair as he injured himself trying to escape from police and fell from second floor of a building.

Testifying in the court, the girl who was allegedly raped, said that she was detained in an apartment for seven days when she reached UAE,  following which she was forced to work as a prostitute. When she refused to do it, she testified, that she was raped first by MMA and then repeatedly by others.

Both the victims were reportedly kept in a garbage room of a Hor Al Anz apartment building, to prevent them from escaping.

However, the alleged rape victim escaped when she was being shifted by MRA to another place.

She cried out for help when she was being shifted and a passerby responded to her cries and came forward for help.

The good samaritan caught the suspect, called the police, who arrested the suspect and saved the victim.

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