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Indian on trial for molesting 7-year-old girl in Dubai

IANS  |  Dubai 

A 36-year-old Indian man accused of a seven-year-old girl here has denied a molestation charge at the Court of First Instance.

prosecutors on Tuesday accused the Indian man, a construction worker, of taking advantage of the girl, who was away from her mother, by touching her inappropriately, reported.

The incident happened in April at a gift shop. A complaint was filed at station following which the defendant was detained.

The girl's mother, a Moroccan housewife, said she was with her daughter and her younger son at the shop on April 17. "As I was busy shopping, my son went to the playing corner and then my daughter went after him. Moments later, she came back looking scared."

The girl did not tell her mother right away. Later, she pointed at the accused who was standing near them and said that he touched her inappropriately twice. Her father lodged a complaint after the incident.

The girl was evaluated by a at the family and juvenile cases section at the public prosecution.

A ruling in the case will be pronounced on June 25.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 15:00 IST
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