Two men deny kidnapping and raping woman in Jumeirah

A woman who was allegedly raped by two Sudanese students sought refuge in the house of a couple celebrating their marriage anniversary.

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DUBAI // A woman who was allegedly raped by two Sudanese students sought refuge in the house of a couple celebrating their marriage anniversary. The Dubai Criminal Court heard that H F, 19, and H A, 23, were charged with kidnapping the Emirati and threatening her before taking turns to rape her in a dark street in Jumeirah.

Both defendants denied the accusations in records, and said that the sex was consensual in return for cash, but when they did not have enough money to pay the woman she decided to say she had been raped.

Prosecutors said that the 22-year-old woman met one of the defendants after exchanging messages on BlackBerry messenger.

“On December 20, 2013, he asked that we meet under my building and we did,” she said, adding that the defendant invited her to dinner but when she refused he pulled her into a car driven by his friend.

The woman said she resisted and asked them to stop but they threatened her with tear gas and a sword.

H F and H A then took her to Jumeirah and stopped the car in a dark street where she tried to run away, but they gave chase and caught her. “They asked that I have sex with them and when I refused they raped me,” said the victim.

The woman then ran to a nearby villa and asked its owner for help.

“It was my wedding anniversary and we were having a party and after the guests left I saw the woman entering the villa crying and asked for help,” testified 47-year-old K T, a businessman from Iran.

Police were called and arrested the two defendants.

“One of them said that she offered them sex for Dh200 and after he and his friend finished they didn’t pay her the money and left so she fabricated the rape story as revenge,” Emirati policeman E A, 25, said in records.

H F denied all charges in court on Sunday while H A failed to appear.

The next hearing will be in March.

salamir@thenational.ae