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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Maid to spend 5 years in jail for ripping up Quran

The woman, who is Muslim, was allegedly angered after her sponsor accused her of stealing

A maid who tore up the holy Quran after her sponsor accused her of theft will spend five years in prison.

Ajman Criminal Court was told the 22-year-old Indonesian defendant was accused of stealing from her Emirati sponsor’s home in Masfout in last month.

“My wife questioned her about the incident and asked why she stole from us but she denied taking anything and the two started arguing,” said the Emirati sponsor.

The Muslim maid said that when her sponsor’s wife didn't believe she didn't steal from them, she picked up the holy Quran to swear on it that she was telling the truth and that she didn't take anything from them.

She said her employer mocked her and said she still didn't believe her which led the maid to tearing up the Quran in anger.

The sponsor, an employee of public department, called police and reported the incident.

He told police he was offended by the act against Islam.

Police arrested the woman and the court convicted her of disrespecting religion.

She was sentenced to five years in jail to be followed by deportation.