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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Doctor reported to police by his wife for 'molesting their maid'

The woman dismissed the maid after she told her what had happened but then sought legal advice

A doctor sexually assaulted his housemaid was reported to police by his wife, Dubai Criminal Court was told.

On April 11 last year, while the man’s wife and children were not at their Dubai Sports City home, the doctor came into the kitchen and allegedly grabbed the maid.

“He pulled me by the arm towards my bedroom and threw me to the bed. He tried to get me undressed but I resisted, then he jumped on top of me and molested me,” said the 40-year-old Indian maid.

She said that when the doctor’s wife returned home, she informed her of the incident.

The wife dismissed the maid, who then took on a job with another family. But the wife said she could not stop thinking about the incident and so visited a law firm to ask for legal advice.

“They told me it’s a violation of the law and should be reported,” said the Indian wife, 49, also a doctor.

The doctor was arrested at his private clinic in Jumeriah and taken to Al Barsha police station where he allegedly admitted to sexually assaulting the woman.

However, at Dubai Criminal Court, the defendant denied a sexual assault charge. The next hearing is scheduled for May 14.