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Pakistani man jailed in Dubai for assaulting Indian girl

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 23:51

Dubai: A Pakistani man has been given a one-year jail term for sexually assaulting a six-year-old Indian girl in Dubai, according to a media report on Monday.

The 29-year-old Pakistani, working as a domestic help, had assaulted the girl on October 18 last year, police said.

The man is believed to have taken the girl from her neighbours` apartment where she was attending a party, taking advantage of the fact that she was by herself at the time, the Khaleej Times reported.
The Court of First Instance found him guilty of sexually assaulting the girl. The defendant, who earlier denied the charge in court, will be deported after serving his sentence.

A policeman said the man "admitted to me that he molested the girl on the terrace of the building" where she lived with her parents.

The defendant can file an appeal within 15 days.

The girl`s mother, a 42-year-old accountant, recalled her daughter looking disturbed and scared shortly after the incident.
"She entered the apartment and told me to shut the door. As I asked her where she was, she recounted that the defendant took her by her hand to the terrace after gagging her," the mother said.

She told investigators that the family had received an invitation to a party at their neighbours` house.
Being busy, she dressed her daughter and told her to go to the party, saying she would join her later.

But a few minutes later, she was surprised after her neighbour`s son came to her home and asked about her daughter.

As she was about to go out to look for the girl, she saw the latter standing at the door and looking disturbed, the report said.

First Published: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 23:51

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