She and her two accomplices have been sentenced to jail terms.
Two Filipina women and a Pakistani man were each sentenced to jail terms by the Dubai Court of First Instance on Thursday for hiding the body of a newborn baby.
One of the women, a 35-year-old unemployed, who had illicit sexual relations with unidentified men and later disposed of her illegitimate baby’s body with the help of the other 50-year-old woman, was sentenced to six months in jail.
Her female accomplice was sentenced to three months in jail for aiding and abetting in disposing of and hiding the baby’s body.
The male defendant, 38, who dumped the body in the garbage, was also sentenced to three months in jail.
The two women received a one month extra imprisonment for overstaying their visas.
All the three defendants were found guilty of failing to report a crime to the competent authorities.
They will will be deported after completing their jail terms as per the court order.
The mother pleaded not guilty to the charge of hiding the body when she appeared in court, claiming she passed out after the baby was born.
The incident took place on June 18 and was reported at Bur Dubai police station.
The co-defendants were apprehended on June 23.
A policeman, who interrogated the defendants, said: “The main accused confessed she had conceived the baby out of an illicit sexual relation with an unidentified man. She got the help of two women in giving birth in her room in Al Satwa. Her accomplices helped her get rid of the baby, who was born dead, as they claimed, by throwing it in the rubbish.”
The other woman admitted to the police she cleaned the body and then gave it to the man to dispose of it.
The man confessed to the police he got the body from the second woman who had cleaned it and put it in a bag with clothes. He drove it on his delivery bike to Deira where he threw it in a large bin.
During the public prosecution investigation, the main defendant confessed she got pregnant after having illicit sex with two men. She delivered the baby in her room with the help of two women. She claimed the baby was born still and her accomplices helped her dispose of it. The woman accomplice cleaned the body and put it in a bag which she gave to the Pakistani man.
The latter admitted in front of the prosecution investigator to the charge.
All the three accused were placed in detention.
The ruling may be appealed.
Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…
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