Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 12 November 2019

Cleaner jailed for 12 months after raping colleague

The defendant attacked his victim in a store room in Dubai

A cleaner has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after choking and sexually assaulting a female colleague.

Dubai Criminal Court how the attack took place at the Dubai International Financial Centre on June 6.

The Nepalese victim, 27, was returning to a store room to drop off cleaning products when she was assaulted.

The defendant, 28, from Bangladesh, stripped her naked and pushed her against a wall.

“I had just finished cleaning the toilets in the lady’s prayer room and headed back to the store to return the tools and detergents,” said the woman.

“He [the defendant] walked towards me and pushed me against the wall.”

The man was later arrested by police and confessed to the attack during questioning. He was ordered to be deported after serving his sentence.

Updated: October 31, 2019 04:45 PM

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