UAE | Crime

Man gets life term for raping two women

A man who raped two females was sentenced to life imprisonment (25 years) after his victims identified him when the mask he was wearing during the attack fell off.

  • By Bassam Za'za', Staff Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 May 22, 2006
  • Gulf News

Dubai: A man who raped two females was sentenced to life imprisonment (25 years) after his victims identified him when the mask he was wearing during the attack fell off.

The 20-year-old UAE national faces an additional two years for theft, ruled the Dubai Court of First Instance.

Law enforcement officers are still searching for six other suspects who were believed to be masked and involved in the attack and are facing rape and theft charges.

"This is one of the rarest rulings and rape cases that has happened until now," said several lawyers in Dubai.

Dubai Public Prosecution charged K.A., among six other suspects, with breaking and entering the house of the two victims, from Sudan and Eritrea, and stealing their belongings after raping them.

In his statement to the public prosecution, the accused denied the charges, but medical investigation proved otherwise.

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