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Maid charged with causing children’s deaths


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Ameer Al Sunni, Mahmoud Muhsen, Staff Reporter

A housemaid has been charged with causing the death of two children by negligence, the Fujairah Criminal Court heard.

According to the official records, a fire erupted in the house of an Emirati in Madhab when the two children aged three and four were in their room.

The children’s grandmother and the housemaid were in the house while the parents were at work before the incident took place.

Firefighting teams rushed to the scene and managed to bring the fire under control. However, the two children died in the fire.

In the court, the housemaid denied the charge levelled against her. The court has set a date for the next session.

Separately, The Sharjah Criminal Court has adjourned a case in which an Asian was charged with swindling money and forging tourist visas alleging he could offer them at reduced prices via a travel agency in his home country.

A first witness testified in the Sharjah Criminal Court that he and a second witness met the defendant at a travel agency and they agreed that the latter would offer them five visas and airway tickets at reduced prices for a round trip to India.

The defendant explained to them that the visas would be processed by a travel agency in his home country against Dhs10,500. They gave him the money agreed upon in return for the visas and airway tickets. They were later left shocked when they found the visas were not genuine.

The second witness testified that he and the first went to a travel agency to meet the defendant, adding that they jointly paid the amount agreed upon in return for visas and airway tickets at reduced prices. After the conclusion of the agreement and the required money paid, the defendant sent them the visas through WhatsApp which were fake.

In the court, the defendant confessed to having received the amount in full from the two complainants for getting issued five visas and airway tickets as he was working as an agent for a travel agency. He added that the person concerned with these documents was working in his office in his home country, noting he knew nothing about the forged visas sent to the two complainants. The complainants confirmed in the court they were willing to waive their claim if the defendant gave the amount in full back to them.

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