Wedding brawl at Ras Al Khaimah causes serious injuries

The bridegroom along with seven guests, of different nationalities, received moderate to serious injuries following a quarrel in a wedding in Ras Al Khaimah early on Thursday.

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Published: Fri 25 Apr 2014, 12:12 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:49 AM

The Central Operations Room (COR) of the RAK Police was alerted about the mishap, in which white weapons – knives and swords, were used, around 4am

Brigadier Abdullah Khamis Al Hadidi, Director General of the COR, said the police, CID, and rescue teams rushed to the scene immediately after being alerted of the brawl.

“Initial investigations show that seven residents, hailing from different countries, and aging 20 to 30, had a fierce fight after an intense argument while celebrating the wedding of a friend of theirs.”

The scuffle erupted due to earlier disputes and following swearing and use of abusive language, he added.

“Some of the suspects attacked the bridegroom, and injured him, and then white weapons were used in the fight that all of the brawlers suffered several injuries and were shifted to the hospital for treatment and medical care.”

Brig Al Hadidi said the suspects are being watched by the RAK Police while all the weapons used in the fight were all seized. “Investigations are underway to identify the real reasons behind the shuffle.”

Parents and young men are all urged to avoid using white weapons in their fight since they mostly lead to murder or serious injuries, and hence legal action and punitive action shall be enforced.

The RAK Police, late in February this year, arrested a 16-year-old young man who accidently shot dead a 37-year-old Emirati national at a wedding party, RAK.

“The suspect pulled the trigger twice after felling to the ground, and a bullet gravely hit the victim in his back, leading to fatal injuries and fractures in his chest, as well as severe internal bleeding and death, as per the forensic report.”

Brig Al Hadidi using gunfire to celebrate any occasion, particularly weddings, has led to tragic accidents in many areas across the country. “Some of the victims were even away from the wedding ceremonies, and hence such misbehaviour is strictly banned here.”

Brig Al Hadidi warned that stringent penalties shall be enforced upon anyone who uses such weapons without being licensed. “Celebrating weddings or any occasion with gunfire draws jail term even,” he said, urging the public to abide by rules for their safety and others.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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