Salesman jailed for assaulting, raping teacher in desert

Defendant claimed he had consensual sex with teacher, denies kidnapping and raping her in desert

Dubai: A salesman, who kidnapped a teacher from a nightclub and drove to the desert where he raped her under threat and coercion, was jailed for six months.


The Belarussian teacher, 32, accompanied the Pakistani salesman, 29, to the nightclub where they consumed liquor and danced together, in February.

At the end of the night, she accepted his offer to drop her back home and went with him in his car to Port Saeed area.

During the drive, a heated argument erupted between them when the defendant asked the teacher why she had danced with other men in his presence.

She asked him to drop her on the roadside, saying she wanted to take a taxi since he was drunk.

The Pakistani accused kept driving until he reached a secluded desert spot, far away from her residence.

When the teacher asked him why he had pulled over in the deserted area, the accused told her that he wanted to have sex with her. When the Belarussian rejected his advances, he threatened to break her neck and kill her and insisted on having sex with her. When she refused again, he punched and then raped her.

He beat her again and threatened to have her gang-raped if she continued resisting him.

Bleeding from her mouth and in pain, the teacher asked the accused to take her to a hospital for treatment.

When the Pakistani did not comply, she threatened to jump out of his car, according to records.

When he stopped the car, she jumped into the first taxi that she came across and begged the driver to take her to the nearest police station.

The Belarussian cooperated with the police who asked her to lure the Pakistani into coming to her place, where they apprehended him.

The Dubai Court of First Instance jailed him for six months.

When he appeared in court, the Pakistani refused all the accusations against him, alleging that he had consensual sex with the Belarussian.

According to the primary judgement, the defendant will be deported after serving his jail term.

On the day of the incident, the teacher said the accused called her and said he was waiting below her residence, to take her to the nightclub.

“After the nightclub, he agreed to drop me home. On the way, we had a heated argument because he asked me why I had danced with others in front of him. He didn’t drop me when I asked him, instead he drove to a desert area where he beat me and forced me to have sex with him after he ripped off my dress,” she testified.

An Egyptian taxi driver who saw the woman jumping out of a car said she seemed petrified and her clothes were torn apart. “Her face was also bruised. I dropped her to the police station,” he testified.

The Pakistani defendant has appealed his punishment.

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