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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 September 2018

Jobless man ‘kidnapped, beat and raped friend’s girlfriend’

Emirati is said to have forced countrywoman into his car, where he beat and raped her, Dubai court hears.

DUBAI // An unemployed Emirati denied kidnapping and raping his friend’s girlfriend after threatening to kill her.

Dubai Criminal Court as told that on December 13 last year, the Emirati woman, 40, met her boyfriend and they went to his friend’s home.

The woman said that when they met the friend, 36, he forced her into his car and drove away.

The court was told she was beaten up, stripped naked and raped.

“When he was done, he took me to Al Mamzar and called his friends to bring him some alcohol,” the woman said.

“He wanted me to drink with him but I refused and begged him to let me go home.”

She said he drove her back to her car about 7am.

“I returned home, told my family and we called the police,” she said.

Police said she reported the incident on December 14.

Traces of DNA found on the woman’s body matched that of the defendant.

In court the man denied charges of kidnap, rape and issuing death threats. “I didn’t kidnap her and I didn’t rape her. She was with my friend and came with him willingly,” he said.

The next hearing is scheduled for June 4.

salamir@thenational.ae

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