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Hamza M Sengendo, Staff Reporter
An inebriated cleaner bit off a quarter of a female flatmate’s tongue after she foiled his bid to kiss her. He was sued on Thursday.
The African defendant, 25, dug teeth in the tongue of the Kenyan woman –an employee, 28- inside their shared apartment in Bur Dubai on Jan.24. When her friends rushed her to hospital, he buried the piece under a tree.
Prosecutors accused him of biting her and causing her a 15 per cent permanent deformity. They also accused him of abusing alcohol and molesting the woman by pulling and hugging her. The ruling was adjourned till May 16.
In prosecution records, the woman was in the laundry room when he came asking to use her mobile phone’s torch to search for his shoes in his room. He told her his phone’s battery had died and his room’s lamp failed to light up.
He delayed to return. She opened his room, walked to his bed and tapped on his shoulder to wake him up. He opened eyes. She asked for the phone. “What phone are you talking about? I never took any phone from you!” he repeatedly yelled.
She bent and searched under the pillow he was reclining on and landed on the phone. Before she could stand upright he grabbed her, hugged her and tried to kiss her but she resisted. During the scuffle, he seized her neck and squeezed it.
“I nearly lost my breath. I could no longer resist nor move any part of my body because he was squeezing my neck. I was trying to shout for help when he suddenly drew closer and bit my tongue with great force,” she complained.
He let her and she slumped on the floor. She walked out bleeding profusely as he sat on his bed looking at her without caring about her or expressing remorse. Two flatmates –a Kenyan waiter and his peer- rushed her to hospital in a taxi.
The Federal Public Prosecution conducted an investigation into the publication of a video by a social media personality that included phrases and words which undermined public modesty, besides harming the UAE society as it contradicted its moral heritage.