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Man jailed for filming co-worker naked

Defendant was angry with the victim for an imagined slight

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Dubai — An employee was jailed for six months for undressing his co-worker and filming him naked before flatmates and then threatening to post the images on social media.

The 32-year-old Indian restaurant employee had been divorced by his wife, who had received images of him with a female co-worker in a compromising position, in September.

Following the incident, the 32-year-old stormed angrily into the flat that he shared with other persons, employed by the same restaurant, at Jumeirah Village.

Walking straight towards his 31-year-old countryman co-worker, the employee accused the latter of forwarding his images with his female colleague to the restaurant’s business partners and his wife.

The co-worker denied the accusation, but the 31-year-old beat him up, stripped him naked, and filmed him with his mobile phone in front of other flatmates.

The 32-year-old warned his co-worker that he would post the nude images on social media if he reported him to the police.

The victim reported the matter to the police who apprehended the 32-year-old accused.

The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the defendant of molesting the victim by stripping him and threatening to shame him by posting his nude images on social media if he reported him to the police.

The accused pleaded guilty in court and admitted that he had stripped his co-worker naked.

“I molested him and undressed him in the flat … but I did not threaten to shame him or warn him not to call the police. I just told him that I would do the same thing that he did to my family. I have lost my wife because of the images that he [complainant] sent to her … we got divorced,” argued the defendant in court.

According to the primary ruling, the accused will be deported following the completion of his punishment.

The victim said the accused stormed into the flat at 1.30am.

“He said I had filmed him in an indecent situation with our female colleague and forwarded those images to the managers and his wife … but I denied it. He did not believe me and beat me up. Then he removed my dress and made me naked in front of other flatmates … he then filmed me naked and threatened to post those images on social media if I reported him to the police,” he said.

The defendant told prosecutors that he filmed the co-worker naked and threatened him, but did not carry out his threat.

The accused had already appealed the judgement.