Gulf national charged with rape

The man broke into the victim's home at night and woke her using a Taser gun.

The National staff

DUBAI /// A Gulf national in his 20 has been charged with raping an African woman after threatening to kill her and burn down her home if she didn’t sleep with him.

Dubai public prosecution said the man, an employee, broke into the victim’s home at night, went to her bedroom and woke her up using a Taser gun. The victim said he wasn’t behaving normally and he was asking about her sister.

The prosecution called for maximum penalty for the rape charge and imprisonment for up to 7 years for threatening to kill and set fire to the victim’s house, reported Al Ittihad, the Arabic language sister paper of The National.

Published: December 11, 2014 04:00 AM