Dubai, March 8: An Indian in Dubai has been jailed for six months followed by deportation from the United Arab Emirates for molesting a five-year-old girl.
The Dubai Court of First Instance passed the sentence after the 23-year-old delivery man earlier admitted that he had grabbed the girl by her hand, and hugged, kissed and touched her inappropriately, the Khaleej Times reported Saturday.
The girl’s mother, a 28-year-old Afghan housewife who lives in International City, filed a complaint after the incident Jan 20.
“She went out to play with the neighbours’ girls around 12.30 p.m. As she was late I went to look for her in the corridor,” the report quoted the mother as saying.
“I was shocked to see the supermarket’s delivery man molesting my girl. He was hugging her from behind.”
When the mother yelled at him, the accused ran away.
During investigation, the girl said that the defendant grabbed her hand by force as she was outside her friend’s flat, pulled her to the lift and then to the stairs where he held her hand tightly and kissed her.