Teenager on trial for insulting, stabbing cop in Dubai over... [Seven Days (United Arab Emirates)]
(Seven Days (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A teenager mocked a police officer for selling his mobile phone then chased him into a Dubai street and stabbed him twice, a court was told.
Prosecutors said the 20-year-old Emirati policeman, who was off duty, had gone with his brother to a mobile phone shop in Baraha, Dubai, to sell a handset.
It is claimed they were followed in by the defendant and his friend who had gone into the store to cause trouble.
The policeman stated it was at this point that the 19-year-old defendant insulted him. He claims his alleged attacker said the policeman only ‘wanted a new phone because only the son of a prostitute sells his used phone’.
“He repeated this sentence twice,” added the 20-year-old.
The man said he confronted the defendant, asking him why he said such a thing and claimed the defendant then punched his brother.
“We fought each other, the defendant pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed me in the back of my shoulder.
“I went out of the shop to try to call police but he chased me and then stabbed me again,” the policeman said.
The policeman’s 18-year-old brother confirmed his sibling’s story that he was beaten up by the defendant and his friend.
The 18-year-old said something was also sprayed in his face so he couldn’t see. The attacker then escaped.
A 25-year-old Indian salesman who was working in the shop at the time confirmed that he saw the fight begin inside the store.
The shop worker said: “I asked them to leave the shop and they all went out. I don’t know what happened later.
A police patrol arrived in the area and arrested the
defendant, while the victim was transferred the victim to Rashid Hospital to recover from his injuries.
The case was adjourned until a later date when the defendant will enter a plea. He has been charged with attempted murder.
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