Cabbie jailed for attempted rape
A Dubai taxi driver has been jailed for three years for attempting to rape a female passenger.
Dubai Court of First Instance handed the sentence to the Bangladeshi driver today after hearing that he tried to attack the 26-year-old woman from Kyrgyzstan after picking her up at around 3am.
The woman stated in official records: “He took me to a deserted beach and stopped the car. I felt something was wrong. He locked the doors and jumped on me in the back seat and tried to rape me.
“I resisted him but he was strong. I then made a sound like I was vomiting and he opened the door for me to be sick outside. I then escaped and went to the police station,” the victim said.
The woman had taken the cabbie’s plate number and the driver was arrested.