Housemaid threatens to kill sponsor’s family over passport
GRANDMOTHER HURT PROTECTING GRANDSON FROM KNIFE ATTACK
Ahousemaid has been accused of threatening to kill herself or her sponsor and his son if he did not return her passport to her to travel home.
In October, the Indian sponsor was at his residence along with his wife, son and mother-in-law, when the Nepalese housemaid, 31, rushed angrily into the living room.
Records said the housemaid yelled outrageously at her sponsor and asked him to give back her passport, because she wanted to travel home.
When the sponsor tried to calm her down, she rushed to the kitchen and grabbed a knife that she pointed at her belly.
She then threatened to kill herself or kill her sponsor and his family, if she didn’t get her passport.
As the housemaid waved the knife in her sponsor’s face, the latter’s five-year-old son came running across the room, and the maid lunged at him.
Records said the boy’s grandmother stood in the housemaid’s way to block her and ended up getting injured in the hand with the knife.
The sponsor then called the police, who arrested the housemaid.
Prosecutors accused the maid of threatening her sponsor and assaulting the motherin-law and injuring her.
The suspect pleaded not guilty when she appeared before the Dubai Court of First Instance yesterday.
The 31-year-old told presiding judge Fahd Al Shamsi: “I am not guilty … I just want my passport to travel home.”
The Indian sponsor told prosecutors that the incident happened at his residence in Al Barsha.
“The suspect came into the main hall (living room) and shouted angrily that she wanted her passport to travel. I tried to calm her down but she brought a knife from the kitchen. She threatened to kill herself and also waved (the knife) in our face and threatened to kill my family. She ran towards my son, but my mother-in-law stopped her,” he told prosecutors.
A ruling will be heard on December 12.