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4 Dubai workers assault colleague, cause him permanent injury

Filed on February 12, 2020
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The four accused will be sentenced on February 26.

Four labourers stood trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance on the charge of assaulting a fellow worker and causing him a severe permanent injury.

Court documents show that on October 17, 2019, the Pakistani men, aged between 24 and 31, beat the Indian victim at their work site. The incident was reported at Al Rashidiya police station.

"I was waiting for the bus that would drop us back at the accommodation along with my workmates. It was around 4.15pm and we were waiting on a sandy yard near the work site. When the bus arrived and before I could get inside, a group of men attacked me. One hit me by his elbow on the neck while another grabbed me by my neck. Then a third man kicked me on the back and a fourth kicked me on my leg," the 35-year-old victim recounted during the public prosecution investigation.

Even after knocking him down, the men kept punching and kicking him until he passed out. He only woke up after a witness poured water on him. "I immediately complained at Al Rashidiya police station. Officers took me to hospital," he said.

When the victim was examined first, he was found to have multiple bruises and fractures. The forensic expert advised that he be referred again for examination after six months with a report by an orthopaedic doctor so that a final report could be issued about his health condition.

The victim identified the defendants three times among other suspects shown to him at the police station.

The four accused will be sentenced on February 26.

Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination...

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