Worker accused of trying to kill man with cleaver

A worker is alleged to have attacked his fellow countryman with a cleaver when the latter went to his house in Al Satwa to claim the Dh30,000 he had paid him for four visit visas for his relatives.

By Marie Nammour

Published: Mon 25 Mar 2013, 9:38 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 3:54 AM

The visas turned out to be fake, a court heard.

According to prosecution records, the 36-year-old defendant, a Bangladeshi, stabbed the complainant with a cleaver in his back when the victim claimed his money.

He has been charged with attempted murder in the Court of First Instance.

The complainant, a 27-year-old worker, said in the investigation that he paid the defendant Dh30,000 for four visas for his relatives.

But he learnt later that the visas were fake. He went to the defendant’s place in Al Satwa in March last year and talked to him outside the building.

He asked for his money while the accused wanted copies of the forged visas.The defendant invited him in but the complainant decided to leave, instead.

As he was walking away, the accused followed him with two men and stabbed him. The complainant then lost consciousness for a while.

A Bangladeshi salesman said that he was at his house that day when he heard someone screaming for help.

He went outside and saw the complainant staggering as 
he walked. He asked him to go away as he first thought he was drunk.

When the complainant collapsed, the witness realised that he was injured. He also noticed that the victim was bleeding profusely.

He called the police and the complainant was rushed to the hospital.

A police corporal said that they arrested the accused on August 28 last year after the complainant stalked him in Al Satwa.

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