2:55 am - Friday December 15, 2017

BD man faces UAE court for molesting, injuring woman

A Bangladeshi expatriate faced a court in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday for allegedly molesting and injuring a Filipina waitress last September.

But the Bangladeshi, 25, denied the charges when he faced the Dubai Court of First Instance, according to a report on Gulf News on Wednesday. He had been accused of kissing and hugging the Filipina waitress on Sept. 28.

Presiding judge Mohammad Jamal will hand out a ruling on February 16.

torture womenAccording to the Filipina, she returned home after work at around 4 a.m. last Sept. 28 when the defendant molested her.

“I entered the villa and was heading towards my room when the suspect suddenly jumped from behind a tree. He hugged and kissed me… he also bit my upper lip and caused it to bleed. When I scolded him and cried for help, he absconded. I went to the hospital to treat my injury… then I was told to report the matter to the police. I lodged a police complaint at Bur Dubai police station,” Gulf News quoted her as saying.

The Gulf News report said medical findings showed the Filipina sustained injuries to her lips when the Bangladeshi bit her while he was kissing her.

A policeman testified that the suspect was detained following his involvement in another crime.

“When I questioned him he confessed that he molested the Filipina. He alleged that he followed the woman into the villa and molested her… he said he took advantage of the place being empty,” he said.

On October 7, police summoned the Filipina to identify the defendant at the police line-up.

A separate report on Khaleej Times said the Filipina, 29, had to be treated at a hospital after the attack.

— KBK, GMA News


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