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Jilted Indian waiter charged for igniting ex-girlfriend's room in Dubai

Published Jan 22, 2015, 1:01 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 11:31 pm IST
The waiter admitted that he got very drunk before he trespassed into the girl's residence
Representational Picture (Photo: DC Archives)
 Representational Picture (Photo: DC Archives)

Dubai:  A 26-year-old Indian waiter in Dubai has been booked for allegedly trespassing into his Filipina ex-girlfriend's house and igniting a fire after she broke up with him last year.

The lover who was identified only with his initials AR, admitted that he got very drunk before he trespassed into the girl's residence and set her shoe and bed on fire because she ditched him.

"I did it...but I was too drunk and not aware of what I did. I was not even aware that I had started a fire," AR said when he entered his plea before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Tuesday.

The receptionist testified to prosecutors that the residence's supervisor informed her over the phone that her room had been set on fire.

"I rushed to my room and discovered that the fire had been put out. I discovered that the suspect had set my shoes and bed on fire...the fire spread to the bed, the walls and the curtains," the Gulf News reported.

According to the charge sheet, prosecutors accused the waiter of secretly entering a women-only place and deliberately setting fire to the receptionist's shoes and bed.

He was also charged with endangering the life of a Filipina waitress, wrecking private belongings worth dirham 200, and causing damage to hotel properties worth dirham 2,100 and consuming liquor.

The defendant and the Filipina receptionist worked in the same hotel at Jumeirah Palm.



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