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The News Minute | February 25, 2015 | 09:01 am IST

Dubai: A Jordanian woman has been accused of molesting an Indian man in a lift in Dubai last year and stealing 4,500 dirhams (nearly $1,230) from him, according to media reports Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Indian man was said to have entered the lift of his office, according to his prosecution statement, when the 32-year-old Jordanian woman molested him, Gulf News reported.

“Once I pressed the button for the fourth floor, the woman lifted her niqab (face cover). She drew herself towards me, then hugged and kissed me against my will. Then she groped me,” the man said, adding “...I rushed out quickly before realising that she had stolen Dh4,500 from my wallet.”

Prosecutors charged the Jordanian woman with hugging and kissing the employee against his will and groping him.

“That is absolutely untrue. It is all a lie and his claims are unfounded. I did not and would never do such a thing,” argued the defendant when she entered a not guilty plea before the Dubai court of first instance Tuesday.

The judge adjourned the case to hear the claimant's statement when the court would reconvene March 8.


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