Dubai: Man jailed for cutting colleague's fingers over tea spill


Dubai - The convict has caused a permanent disability to one of his colleagues.

By Web Report

Published: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 4:56 PM

Last updated: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 4:57 PM

The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an unemployed man of Asian origin three months in prison. The jail term will be followed by deportation.

The convict has caused a permanent disability to one of his colleagues, according to investigations by the Dubai Public Prosecution.

According to a report in Emarat Al Youm, investigation revealed that the victim was drinking tea, and a sip from his mouth accidentally fell on the defendant, who in turn poured tea on him and then cut two of his fingers in his left hand with a kitchen knife.

The court slapped a fine of Dh3,000 against another defendant, who works as a partner in a restaurant where the victim worked. The second defendant had threatened to deprive the victim of his salary and fire him if he filed a police complaint.

The victim, 33, said that he was at his workplace in the restaurant, sitting with the defendant, who was drinking tea, and a sip of tea accidentally fell on the defendant who angrily poured tea on him in a bitter exchange, and then stabbed him with a kitchen knife in his left hand.

The victim was admitted to Rashid Hospital for treatment. He suffered a five per cent permanent disability in his left hand.

He added that he received treatment for 20 days, then went to his workplace to obtain a medical certificate, when the second defendant threatened to cancel his visa and deny him his salary if he insisted on filing a police complaint.

The first defendant owned up to the charges against him and claimed that he did not intend to cause permanent disability.

The second defendant was present in his office, when the incident occurred. He promised to take care of the treatment expenses, and paid Dh24,000 to the hospital authorities.

However, the victim filed a police complaint and also returned the expenses incurred for his treatment.

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