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Man in court for attempt to kidnap child

Suspect claims he is biological father of the child

15:53 September 10, 2017

Dubai: A security guard who fell in love with a married woman in Dubai tried to kidnap her son saying that he is the father of the child, a Dubai Court of First Instance heard on Sunday.

The six-year-old boy was having horse rides training session on April 5 this year at a club in Al Khawaneej area when the 33-year-old Pakistani defendant pulled him off the horse. The trainer and the boy’s British mother prevented the kidnapping and informed Dubai Police about the incident.

The defendant denied charge of attempted kidnap and told the judge that the boy is his son.

“I didn’t kidnap him. He is my son. I’m his biological father,” the defendant said in courtroom.

The British housewife identified as S.F. testified that she is married to a British man in UK for 26 years and in 2006, she came to Dubai with her husband and her two daughters who were born in UK.

Her son was born in UAE in 2010.

She claimed that she knows the defendant since November 2006 when she met him outside a boxing training centre while she was taking her daughters for training and that he asked her of financial help and she obliged him.

“The relationship with him and his family continued until 2009 when problems happened as he told me that he wanted to marry me and asked me to divorce my husband,” the housewife was quoted as saying in court records.

She informed her husband about it who asked her to sever her relations with the defendant and his family. But the defendant sent her threatening messages and she alerted the police about it.

“He threatened me and claimed he loved me and wanted to marry me.”

In March, she lodged a case against the defendant for his online threats and messages. He was fined Dh15,000 followed by deportation in that case. But the man appealed against the verdict and the case is continuing in a court.

On the day of the incident at the club, she was with her son when the defendant came with his two children and pulled her son off the horse.

“The man left the club only when the trainer threatened to call the police. I later lodged a complaint at Al Rashidiya police station about the incident,” she added.

The defendant presented in the court a copy of marriage certificate showing that he was married to the British woman, but she claimed it was fake.

“I don’t know about the marriage document. My son was born in 2010 but the marriage certificate showed that we got married in February 2012. He forged the document which has no signatures of any witness. He is doing this to get money from me as I own cash and properties in Dubai,” she added.

She presented in the court a marriage document showing that she was still married to his British husband.

The defendant’s lawyer sought the judge’s permission to question some witnesses, including the woman’s husband.

The hearing was adjourned till October 10.