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Typist immured for groping female client


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Hamza M Sengendo, Staff Reporter

A typist who offended a female client as she was waiting in a line at a typing centre must see out his punishment, the Appeals Court has ruled. The Arab defendant, 25, breached the modesty of the Comorian woman, 23, inside the corridor of his workplace in Al Satwa area at around 8pm on Sept.18, she complained to the Bur Dubai Police Station.

She was waiting for her turn to be served when he walked behind her, touched her and laughed. The Criminal Court immured him for three months plus deportation. He has appealed and lost the case.

The woman narrated that she went to the typing centre to fix mistakes in her resume. She handed her documents to a Filipina worker. She was waiting when she noticed the defendant staring at her.

“He strangely kept eyes on me. I ignored him. He faced me and started smiling. He then walked out while talking over his mobile.” On his way back, he walked behind her, touched her and started laughing.

“Thereafter, he said sorry and returned to his desk,” the woman explained, adding that she had returned home at around 11:45pm when she received a Whatsapp message from an unknown number.  

In the message, the sender asked whether she was married. She realised it was from the defendant. “I told him to stop sending me messages. He kept sending them and making Whatsapp calls to me.”

She alerted her husband who escorted her to the police station to file a complaint. Prosecutors showed an extract of the Whatsapp messages between him and her as incriminating evidence.  

An Emirati lieutenant said, “He claimed he was walking past her when his shoulder came into contact with hers by mistake.He revealed the Filipina was working on the woman’s papers when he stealthily looked at her phone number and memorised it. He Whatsapped her asking whether she was married.”

Recently, a gang of three men who broke into a Dubai villa and decamped with Dhs355, 000 valuables were sent to spend three years behind bars. The Asian trio –a visitor, 38, an unemployed colleague, 45, and another visitor, 39- made their way into the villa of an Arab man in Al Safa area at around 9pm on June 23. They entered through the kitchen’s window.

They stole Dhs130, 000 bags, Dhs140, 000 gold and diamond jewellery, a Dhs47, 000 watch, Dhs3, 000 shoes, a Dhs25, 000 mobile phone, Dhs3, 600 sunglasses and Dhs6, 600 wallets belonging to the man and his wife.

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