Dubai inmate 'stabbed fellow prisoner three times'

DUBAI // An inmate at Dubai Central Prison attempted to kill a fellow prisoner by stabbing him three times, Dubai Criminal Court was told. Pakistani S A was not present in court to enter a plea against an attempted murder charge. On July 21 last year, 26-year-old victim A Y, also Pakistani, was reciting the […]

DUBAI // An inmate at Dubai Central Prison attempted to kill a fellow prisoner by stabbing him three times, Dubai Criminal Court was told.

Pakistani S A was not present in court to enter a plea against an attempted murder charge.

On July 21 last year, 26-year-old victim A Y, also Pakistani, was reciting the Quran in his cell when he asked S A, who was arguing with another inmate, to lower his voice, prosecutors said.

“They were arguing and I just asked him to lower his voice because he was disturbing me as I read the Quran, then later after breakfast I saw him as I was returning to my cell and he told me not to interfere between him and the other prisoner. I told him I was sorry,” said the victim, adding that he told S A he did not mean to interfere and all he wanted to do was to read in peace.

A Y told prosecutors that shortly after, S A stopped him again in the hallway and stabbed him with a small, sharp object.

“I fell to the ground and one prisoner helped me to the guards’ office who sent me to hospital,” said A Y.

Prison guard M M, 35, told prosecutors he saw A Y standing at his door bleeding and called for an ambulance.

The next hearing will be on March 24 to summon S A from his prison cell.

salamir@thenational.ae

Source: uae news

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