A six-year-old Indian girl was sexually abused by a cleaner, hear the Dubai Court of First Instance on Thursday. The accused went on a trial.

According to court records, the victim was asked to sleep beside her father after midnight because she said she was scared.

The 32-year-old Indian father said in a statement, “She told me that she didn’t want the cleaner to come and clean the house because he kissed her on the cheek and hugged her”. “She told me that he used to take her to the lift while she was playing,” he added.

After checking the CCTV surveillance of their home, the father saw in the footage that the 30-year-old Bangladeshi defendant hugging his daughter when she was playing and then taking her to the lift.

“I spoke with the defendant who told me that he was only joking with her,” added the father. “Later he told me that he did a mistake and asked for forgiveness.”

Dubai Police took him in their custody. The little girl, in her court records, said, “He took me to the lift and kissed me on the cheek in two separate incidents. I told my father not to bring the defendant to clean the house”. The next verdict will be issued on April 29.

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