Diabetic woman left almost unconscious after rape, Dubai court hears

Pakistani mum-of-two KR, 36, met Emirati AA in December last year at a party she had organised for a friend in Jumeirah.

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DUBAI // A 32-year-old man has denied raping a diabetic woman in an Al Diyafa flat, Dubai Criminal Court heard.

K R, a Pakistani mother-of-two, met Emirati A A in December at a party she had organised for a friend in Jumeirah.

“I often organise parties for family members and friends. I love doing that. I met him at one party and we chatted for a while during which he told me he was planning a party and would use my help. I said OK and gave him my phone number,” said the 36-year-old.

A A called K R on December 8 and asked to meet to discuss planning the event.

“We met in Jumeirah. I parked my car and went with him because he said he wanted to show me where the party will be held,” she said.

A A took her to a flat in Al Diyafa. As K R was telling A A the flat was too small, he allegedly locked the door and ordered her to sit. K R asked to leave but A A threw her on the sofa and asked to have sex with her, the court heard.

“I pleaded to him not to do so and told him I was married and have two children, but he didn’t listen and restrained both my hands.”

Records showed that A A allegedly ripped off K R’s underwear then raped her, after which she felt dizzy and fell off the sofa.

“He wanted to have sex again but I was almost unconscious because I have diabetes. So he agreed to let me go but insisted that he drive me back [to her car], which he did.”

K R managed to drive herself home and take her medication before going to a police station at nearly 4am to report the incident.

A A denied raping K R during prosecution investigations, but a forensic report confirmed traces of his DNA was found on the woman’s body.

“I didn’t touch her,” A A told the court.

The next hearing is on September 6.

salamir@thenational.ae