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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Worker 'molests 67-year-old-woman' in her Bur Dubai apartment building

At court on Sunday, the man denied the charge, saying he was being framed

A worker molested a 67-year-old woman as she was entering her apartment in Bur Dubai, Dubai Criminal Court heard on Sunday.

The Indian housewife told the court she was unlocking the door to her home at 7.30pm one day in May – she could not remember the date - when the Pakistani man hugged her from behind and pressed his body against hers.

“I reached for the key and the moment I put it in the hole, a man jumped at me from behind, hugged and touched me, I yelled and my dog responded to that by barking loudly scaring the man off,” she told prosecutors.

The building’s security guard, 41, said he saw the 26-year-old defendant in the building and asked him why he was there since he was not a tenant.

“He told me he was waiting to meet a Pakistani tenant but didn't tell me who so I told him that the only Pakistani tenants are in the second floor, then I left for prayer,” the Indian guard said.

He said that after Al Maghrib prayer, the woman called him and told him what happened.

The guard checked CCTV footage and saw the attacker was the same man he saw earlier then called police.

“Police took a copy of the CCTV recording and when they arrested him in July, they called me to go to the station and identify him which I did,” he said.

On Sunday, the worker denied a charge of molestation saying, he was at work in Jebel Ali at the time of the incident.

“I didn't do any of that, I am being framed but I don't know why,” the defendant said.

The next hearing is scheduled for November 29.