Dubai: A man, who sneaked into his sister-in-law’s bedroom through the window and tried to rape her, has been jailed for three years.

The Emirati sister-in-law was in her bedroom when the 29-year-old Emirati came in through the window and started chatting with her about her problems with her sister [his wife] at 4am in July.

The accused then pushed his married sister-in-law on the bed, removed her clothes and started to molest her before she managed to push him off, kicked him hard and locked herself inside the washroom.

After a few minutes when she came out, she found her 29-year-old brother-in-law had gone. She informed her husband who was abroad about the incident and called the police.

On Tuesday, the Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the 29-year-old Emirati of attempted rape.

The accused pleaded not guilty and refuted the woman’s accusations in court.

The sister-in-law said the defendant sneaked into her bedroom at 4am through the window.

“He opened the window and came in. First, he started talking about my problems with my sister [his wife]. Then he grabbed my hand and covered my mouth with his other hand … he pushed me down on the bed. He removed my dress and started touching me, but I pushed him off quickly and kicked him. Then I jumped off the bed and hid inside the bathroom. When I came out, he was gone,” she testified.

The woman’s husband told prosecutors that his wife called him when he was in Thailand and told him what had happened.

The primary ruling remains subject to appeal within 15 days.