Indian gets jail for molesting girl in Dubai
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 09:16
  
Dubai: A 41-year-old Indian worker here faces six months in jail after being convicted of molesting a nine-year-old compatriot girl.

The Dubai Court of First Instance Monday convicted the worker, identified only as V K, of molesting the schoolgirl in a building's elevator in the Naif area of the city.

The worker hugged and kissed the girl against her will.

Presiding judge Hamad Abdul Latif Abdul Jawad said the accused will be deported after serving his punishment.

"Yes, I kissed her on the lips," argued V K when he pleaded guilty in court.

When judge asked him why he kissed her on the lips, the defendant contended: "I have been married for 18 years and God did not grant me children. I kissed her because I don't have children."

The schoolgirl claimed during prosecution questioning: "I was walking back home, when suddenly the defendant walked behind me into the elevator. He stopped the door from closing with his arm and leg then grabbed my hand and kissed me. He went out and ran away after I yelled at him and cried."

A policeman testified that he heard a girl screaming inside one of the buildings in Naif, the Gulf News report said.

"I rushed inside to see what happened. I saw a person running away. I asked the girl what happened and why did she scream. She was quivered when she claimed to me that the defendant molested her. I tried to chase him, but he disappeared inside a building,” the newspaper quoted the policeman as saying.

"Ten minutes later, I spotted him walking out so I stopped him immediately. The girl recognised him and confirmed that he was the one who kissed her," he added.

The primary verdict remains subject to appeal within 15 days.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 09:16


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