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Prosecutors question 3 suspects in sexual assault of child

The male suspects - the bus driver, the supervisor and his assistant, allegedly sexually assaulted the girl while she was asleep, on her way back home

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An investigatio has begun into allegations that three school employees raped a four-year-old girl in a school bus in November.

Dubai: Prosecutors have begin to question three suspects accused of sexually assaulting a four-year-old Indian schoolgirl, said Dubai’s Attorney General this afternoon.

“Dubai Police referred the three suspects, who sexually [assaulted] the Indian girl on the bus while driving her back home from school, to Dubai Public Prosecution on Thursday afternoon. Chief Prosecutor Sami Al Shamsi, Head of Bur Dubai Prosecution, is supervising the investigation which is being conducted by prosecutor Ahmad Al Attar,” said Essam Eisa Al Humaidan in a media statement this afternoon.

The male suspects - the bus driver, the supervisor and his assistant, sexually assaulted the girl while she was asleep on her way back home, said Al Humaidan.

According to the statement, Al Humaidan has ordered Chief Prosecutor Al Shamsi and Al Attar to fasten the investigation process and follow up on the outcome of technical reports before taking a decision in the case. 

Gulf News contacted Chief Prosecutor Al Shamsi, who 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.”

He gave no further details or comments regarding the investigation, which continues.