3 Emiratis accused of bid to drown beach guard

DUBAI - The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance yesterday heard a case of three UAE nationals who are accused of attempt to murder a Pakistani guard.

By Mary Nammour (Our staff reporter)

Published: Tue 25 Mar 2008, 8:33 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:48 PM

As per the court records, M.M., 41, manager, S.T., 41, assistant manager, and M.J., 32, policeman, tried to kill A.A., who was a guard on the beach in Jebel Ali Palm site, by dragging him to the water and trying to drown him on October 13 last year. They allegedly beat him up, causing him injuries which forced him to take a sick leave for more than 20 days.

A.A., 24, said during interrogation by the Public Prosecution that on the day of the incident, he was on duty on the beach where a warning sign was put up asking beachgoers to stay away from a particular barrier. “I saw the three defendants who were very drunk and coming close to the barrier. One of them urinated in front of me which provoked me and I verbally abused him. I then phoned my superior officer to report the matter.

“One of the defendants got infuriated thinking that I was calling the police. He slapped me on the face and dragged me to the sea where all of them tried to drown me.”

A.A. said some onlookers came and rescued him as he lost consciousness. He was later taken to the hospital.

The next hearing is on April 3.

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