Three Indians held for raping 4-year-old Indian girl in Dubai

Three Indians held for raping 4-year-old Indian girl in Dubai

The driver accused of sexually assaulting a Modern High School pupil before dropping her off at her home allegedly lured the girl to the back seat of the bus by offering her chocolate.

According to the police, all the suspects are Indians, Gulf News reported. Dubai Police said that the suspects had confessed to the crime, after which the case was referred to the public prosecution to press charges.

The law of Dubai stipulates that a suspect who rapes a male or a female could face a death punishment. If the victim is less than 14 years, then the act would be considered forcible.

Two more men, both employees of the same school are also in police custody for allegedly sexually assaulting the child. According to the public prosecution, the three men abused the girl while she was asleep on the school bus on her way back home.

"During interrogation, my daughter told the police that the driver offered her a chocolate and asked her to go to the back seat of the bus before he started touching her," the Indian mother of the girl told Gulf News on Tuesday.

"She may not have been fully conscious but I believe she might have been in half consciousness since she remembers the incident."

A week ago, Dubai police arrested three Indian men aged 26, 37 and 44 in relation to the case. According to the parents, the child was sexually assaulted on November 11, the day before her school closed for a 10-day break.

Although the parents realised a few days later that their daughter had been subject to assault, they reported the crime on January 11.

Prosecutors have started questioning three suspects involved in sexually abusing a four-year-old schoolgirl, said Dubai's Attorney General on Tuesday afternoon.

The male suspects — the bus driver, supervisor and his assistant — abused the fact that the girl was asleep on the way back home when they supposedly assaulted her, said al Humaidan.

According to the statement, Dubai's Attorney General has ordered Chief Prosecutor al Shamsi and prosecutor al Attar to hasten the investigation process and follow up on the outcome of technical reports before taking a decision in the case.

Chief Prosecutor al Shamsi said: "We will be waiting for the results of the forensic laboratory's report which will help in specifying whether the girl was raped or molested. This is a technical matter and the reports are vital in such cases."

The Consulate General of India in Dubai Sanjay Verma said that the consulate has received a number of phone calls from the community, who wanted to show solidarity with the family and to know the ways to avoid such incidents."It is shocking. There is anger and anxiety in the community on this issue," he said.

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