Man runs over colleague after verbal fight at sponsor's farm in Dubai
Dubai - The incident that took place on February 1 this year was reported to Lahbab police station.
A 58-year-old worker was charged with attempted murder at the Dubai Court of First Instance on Tuesday (April 30) after he ran over a colleague.
The court heard how the Bangladeshi worker deliberately rammed into the victim the first time, then reversed and drove ahead again to run over him another time, following a heated verbal brawl at their sponsor's farm.
However, he was stopped after another worker stood in front of the car he was driving.
The incident that took place on February 1 this year was reported to Lahbab police station.
Prosecutors referred him to trial on a premeditated attempted murder charge, requesting he gets a severe penalty under the law.
The defendant denied the charge in court, claiming it was just an accident and that he did not mean to hit the victim.
The victim said he had just given the food leftovers to the accused to feed the sheep. "He got upset because he did not like the bowl I put the food in. We traded insults. However, when I went to the warehouse, he ran over me on purpose. I could not avoid the car and I fell down and sustained fractures in both arms."
When the defendant reversed and tried to run over him again, he stood up and moved from his way.
"The accused then stepped off and picked up a stick to hit me but people around grabbed him and called the police. He was very agitated. He would always threaten to kill me in that way as he did not like my cooking," the victim recalled during investigation.
A cook in the farm said he witnessed the incident. "I stood in front of the car the defendant was driving to stop him from running over the victim again. I told the latter to run away. I took the stick from the defendant's hands when he tried to chase the victim around."
The accused was arrested on the same day.
He admitted during investigation he ran over the victim intentionally.
The forensic report showed the victim was left with fractured arms because of the incident.
The defendant will be sentenced on May 21.