Dubai: A delivery man went on trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance after he was accused of sexually abusing a British housewife while delivering a shipment.
According to official records, the 34-year-old British woman bought a bicycle online as a birthday gift for her husband.
In December 2019, the 35-year-old Pakistani defendant was delivering the bicycle to the woman’s Bur Dubai home when he kissed her hand and then her lips.
“The delivery man arrived at around 8pm. I opened the door to pick up the bicycle when he held my hand and kissed it. I was shocked at his behaviour and pulled my hand and shut the door without collecting the delivery,” she said in official records.
She said that the defendant could be seen standing outside still, knocking at the door after keeping the bicycle against the door.
“I opened the door again but he held my hands again and kissed me on the lips. I was scared and went inside until he left the area.”
Around 15 minutes after the accused left, he sent her an apology message via WhatsApp that he didn’t intend to kiss her.
“In one message, he apologised and offered to be my friend. He deleted the messages later but I had taken screen their shots earlier,” she added.
The woman alerted Dubai Police and the defendant was arrested.
A policeman testified that the defendant admitted to kissing the woman on the cheek.
However, Dubai Public Prosecution charged the defendant with sexually abusing the housewife.
He denied the charge in the courtroom. The verdict is expected on February 16.