A Sri Lankan couple woke up at 5.30am to the sound of the door of their bedroom being smashed. A man holding a wooden rod then rushed towards their bed, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.
The attacker was a Sri Lankan family friend identified as PKD, 37.
He hit the husband VNS, 42, a driver, with the bar several times on his head and body. VNS sustained fractures in his arm while defending himself.
When the wife, AJ, 34, shouted at the attacker and asked him to leave her husband, he pulled out a knife.
“I tried to run away from the room, but he ran after me and pointed a knife at my neck and wounded me while warning me not to scream.
"I pushed him away and ran into the street. He chased me until some men stopped him and wrestled with him until the police came,” testified the victim.
His wife testified that the accused had arrived in the country ten days before the incident and had asked to share the house with the family.
“On June 30, 2011, the accused came with other two men and consumed alcohol with my husband.
"At around 5am my husband and I went into the bedroom to sleep. Fifteen minutes later, I woke up to hear someone smashing our bedroom’s door."
"My husband ran away naked as his robe had dropped while defending himself.
"He ran after him holding a knife he was hiding in his back. I ran after them and shouted for help. He caught my husband and wounded him. Four Arab men walking down the street caught the attacker,” she testified.
Police arrested the attacker who confessed to all the charges.
Forensic reported that the victim had sustained 10 per cent permanent disability.
The prosecution accused both PKD and VNS with assault and consuming alcohol. PKD was also accused of threatening to kill VNS and causing him 10 per cent permanent disability.
Records mentioned that the case was referred in PKD’s absence to the court without identifying the reason.
VNS confessed to accusations of assault and consuming alcohol.
The Court adjourned the case for verdict until October 16. (Emirates 24/7)
Comments - 22
MagodisThuma Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:04 AM
Bad Arabs & Good Arabs !
sach Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:04 AM
oh there are humans there!
Esika Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:04 AM
Alcohol makes us inhuman and uncontrolable. Good lesson for all alcoholics and their spouses.
Lobo Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:11 AM
But you guys don't need alcohol to kill anyone.....any excuse in the name of your religion is enough for you to murder.
aaa Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:22 AM
No need to worry as Arab knows that Sri Lanka is a country with sacred places.
Anton Rupasinghe Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:35 AM
Nice work by ARABS!!!!
kumar Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:00 PM
May be, but unfortunately ,there are more worst things happening even without drinking.
Damien Perera Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:11 AM
Good Arabs save Sri Lankans from Bad Sri Lankans
ravi Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:40 AM
Now you know Sri Lankan hobby is killing people.
solo Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:39 AM
so called sacred places but no sacred minds
Laminate Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:43 AM
bcos its dubai kachal...
Subbiah Wednesday, 26 September 2012 01:34 PM
First man takes a drink. After the drink takes the man.
Sammy Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:52 AM
Alcohol is not the root cause of evil, it is the mind which can be evil or good. Alcohol may bring out the worst in what is already there in the mind. There are many who consume alcohol in moderation and live good, well-behaved lives and worse things are being perpetrated by many teetotalers, as can be seen all around the world. I am not advocating consumption of alcohol.
Fair N Square Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:55 AM
in my view. Alcohol is root to all EVIL, when u over consume, they wouldnt know the difference between mother and wife...
sach Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:05 AM
of course being drunk is the root of many evils, wether it is a drink or an ideology
Malaka Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:20 AM
At Fahir Ismail Just one help doesn't cover millions is rape and murder
Sherwa Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:30 AM
Anywhere in the world THERE ARE ONLY GOOD GUYS AND BAD
Apsara Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:35 AM
All muslims have been advised to lover the under-privilaged people and love by heart the arab people.
Nuzrath Anver Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:21 AM
Alcohol makes enmity between friends, that is one of the reason Islam forbids drinking.
Fahir Ismail Wednesday, 26 September 2012 05:20 AM
Why no comments from people on this?? Is it only when you hear a fall-play in Middle east you guys like to comment?
flipper Wednesday, 26 September 2012 05:20 AM
ran naked? and 10% disability! whats the scene?!
Mohamed Wednesday, 26 September 2012 05:48 AM
I wonder its bitter news for them.
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