DUBAI // An Indian carpenter will spend three months behind bars for threatening to kill a maid who saw him have sex with her colleague.
Dubai Criminal Court was told that the 48-year-old defendant made a gesture to imply that he would cut the Indonesian maid’s throat before telling her he would kill her if she told her sponsor about his sexual relations with the other maid.
The victim, 45, said that the defendant was often at her sponsor’s villa as he was part of a construction team building an additional room. “But he was coming several times after working hours,” said the woman.
She thought he was coming for work-related matters but, on the day of the incident, she looked from the window and saw the other maid take him to her room. She followed and saw the two getting intimate, so she shouted at them.
Her colleague said that the pair were in love. “She told me they had been having sex several times, then he threatened to kill me if I told my boss about them, and I was scared to tell my boss,” the Indonesian said.
The carpenter was found out when the sponsor’s neighbours saw him visiting their villa when no one was there and noted his car plate number.
The sponsor, whose nationality and age were not given, waited in his car outside the villa one night until the defendant arrived and met the maid.
When the carpenter left, the sponsor followed him to a nearby construction site and confronted him. He tried to escape but the sponsor had already called police and he was arrested.
The carpenter’s girlfriend confessed to the sponsor’s wife that she had been having sex with the man after he promised to marry her.
He denied a charge of issuing threats and was denied bail in a previous court hearing.
The couple were referred to the Court of Misdemeanours to face a charge of having consensual sex outside wedlock.
The man will be deported after serving his term.
Source: uae news