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Dubai housemaid in court for alleged sorcery and theft

Court reportedly heard maid practiced sorcery 'to make children of her employer love her’

Dubai housemaid in court for alleged sorcery and theft
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A Dubai housemaid is facing two separate cases of theft and sorcery, according to 7Days.

The 38-year-old Indonesian woman has reportedly been charged with stealing AED1,500 of gold jewellery, clothing and cosmetics from her employer.

Meanwhile, in a different court, she has reportedly been accused of sorcery after her boss found pieces of paper in her room covered in strange scribbles.

The court heard her Jordanian employer thought she was practicing witchcraft when he searched her room after being told by his sister that her earrings were missing.

The employer was quoted as saying: “The maid has a history of stealing things from us and we forgave her once. We searched her room and found the earrings with other items we thought were lost.”

According to the newspaper, the employer told the court he found photos of his mother and nephews in the defendant’s room.

They were ripped and had a pin stuck in them, and alongside the photos were pieces of paper with sketches and markings on them.

“She didn’t answer us about the nature of the strange drafts. I informed the police who came and she confessed she was practising sorcery,” he was quoted as saying.

The policewoman who made the arrest reportedly told the court the maid had confessed to practicing sorcery in order to make the employer’s children love her.

The case has been adjourned.