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Woman tries to kill herself to escape rapist

By Mason White 2:32 PM November 9, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A woman was rushed to a hospital after trying to kill herself in order to save herself from being raped by a colleague, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Dubai police said that they have arrested a 24-year-old man identified as A. A., after being accused of sexually assaulting and burning the woman identified as 30-year-old F. A.

According to the police investigation, both the suspect and the victim work together as assistants in a home. The suspect is accused of stalking the woman around the house and barged into her room on numerous occasions.

The suspect also demanded to have sex with the victim, and one time when he insisted, she stabbed herself in order to save herself from being raped.

In another incident, the suspect approached the woman with a lit cigarette and asked her for sex. When she said “no,” he burned her arm with the cigarette and groped her chest.

The woman notified her employer, who called the police.

During questioning, the suspect denied the allegations.