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Petition in Kuwaiti student’s molestation case adjourned

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: A court in Manama, Bahrain, adjourned to Jan 16, 2014 the petition filed by a Kuwaiti student who accused a hotel employee in Bahrain of molestation while she was lodging in the hotel to complete her study. The plaintiff is demanding KD 100,000 in compensation. At Monday’s session, Attorney Abdulmohsen Al-Qattan submitted documents, including photos from the Security Office confirming the suspect had actually used master key to enter the plaintiff’s room, besides confession signed by the victim suggesting she didn’t want to file a lawsuit. The attorney said the hotel had tried to deprive the plaintiff of her rights. According to the police statement, a number of officials from the hotel and management investigated the suspect who reportedly admitted the act. Also, the hotel gave the employee his passport which paved the way for his repatriation. The plaintiff affirmed that the hotel brought two employees posing as police inspectors and they asked her to sign abdication of the case.

Meanwhile, the attorney presented a certificate which indicated his client has lost her husband due to the incident. He added the plaintiff is currently unmarried, depressed, and worried as a result of the incident. The case file indicates that the student (plaintiff) went back to the hotel after classes and heard a knock on her door, so she opened and saw a person dressed in the hotel’s uniform. To her surprise, the employee entered the room, shut the door and tore her clothes, but he escaped after she screamed for help. It is worth mentioning the Appeals Court had earlier sentenced the suspect to seven years imprisonment with hard labor, and then referred the civil aspect of the case to the concerned court.

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