Picture used for illustrative purpose only.
Hamza M Sengendo, Staff Reporter
A lifeguard got thumped with a cricket bat during a struggle to rescue his fiancée from rapist robbers, a court heard on Wednesday.
Three Asian men –a builder, 30, a driver, 31, and a labourer, 26- appeared at the Dubai Criminal Court for having targeted the Nepalese lifeguard, 27, and his compatriot fiancée –a cleaner, 25- at midnight on April 22.
The builder flashed a card posing as a detective as the others repeatedly shouted ‘police!’
He grabbed the cleaner’s Dhs600 mobile, an Emirates ID, a bank card and Dhs60. The others clutched the lifeguard by the clothes.
They stole his visa.
They dragged him aside to enable the builder sexually assault the cleaner inside a car. However, the lifeguard freed himself from their grip and fled as the labourer whacked him with the bat.
He sustained contusions all over his right arm, and a finger injury.
He stopped the builder from implementing his indecent motive.
Prosecutors charged the driver and labourer with complicity in the attempted rape.
On the record, the couple walked out of a restaurant in Al Quoz on their way home.
They were walking past a sandy parking lot when the builder showed up, flashed a card and claimed in Arabic that he was a police officer.
He demanded them to show their identification documents.
The cleaner showed her ID and the lifeguard showed a copy of his visa. The driver and the labourer immediately grabbed him by the clothes and pulled him away.
The builder grabbed the cleaner so violently that she screamed in pain.
He covered her mouth with his hand and dragged her. He shoved her in the backseat of an abandoned car. She waveringly resisted and shouted.
The lifeguard escaped from the duo and pulled the builder away. He engaged them in a brawl until the cleaner jumped out of the car and fled to the main road calling upon passersby. The attackers dispersed.
The cleaner complained that she sustained injuries on her arm, neck and mouth. Case continues.
A man brandished and threatened to detonate a gas cylinder inside his mother’s villa after she told his visiting friend to leave, a jury heard on Monday.
A bus driver molested a woman under death threats. He then threatened to end his life in case she alerted the police, a jury heard on Wednesday.
A 34-year-old Asian driver sexually harassed a seven-year-old girl under duress taking advantage of her being alone while transporting her.
The flight, operated by Go First, took off for Sharjah at 6:30pm from Srinagar and landed at Sharjah International Airport at 9:30pm UAE time. The flight revives direct air link between the Kashmir Valley and the UAE after 11 years.
In the first case, which took place at 5:00pm, there were 3 Asians, two of whom were rescued while the third, 29, drowned. In the second case, which took place at 6:00pm, an Arab, 30, drowned and was transported by the national ambulance to the Khalifa Hospital..
According to Colonel Saleh Al Dhanhani, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at Fujairah Police, the accident took place around 7:30am on Sunday when a man dropped his son identified as ASA opposite the private school where he was studying.