x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Jail for Dubai maid who threatened to kill roommate

A maid who threatened to kill a roomate who walked in while she was having sex, has been sentenced by the Criminal Court to three months in jail.

DUBAI // A maid who threatened to kill a roomate who walked in while she was having sex, has been sentenced by the Criminal Court to three months in jail.

The 30-year-old Indonesian maid TH was having intercourse with her boyfriend SA at her sponsor's house in Al Qusais on July 6 this year when her co-worker and compatriot SK, 22, walked in to the bedroom they share and saw her.

When the returning maid threatened to inform their boss of what happened the first maid grabbed a knife and held it to her throat.

"She threatened that she would kill me if I said anything about her having a strange man in our room," said the 22-year-old.

In a separate trial, the first maid and her lover - a 42-year-old Egyptian Dubai Municipality gardener - were found guilty by the Misdemeanours Court of consensual sex outside wedlock and trespassing. They were each sentenced to three months in jail on those charges. The maid's two jail sentences will run consecutively.

The two lovers will be deported after completing their prison terms.

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