DUBAI // A father who stabbed his teenage son in the chest after drinking 10 cans of beer has been locked up for six months.
Emirati M A, 40, was convicted at the Dubai Criminal Court of the attempted murder of 16-year-old S M A.
Prosecutors said that on April 14 last year, M A stabbed his son in the left side of his chest with the intention of killing him. However S M A managed to escape and call the police.
Officers and an ambulance arrived at the family home in Al Rashidiya and took S M A to Rashid Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery to save his life.
“When I arrived to the house, I first saw blood on the floor,” said Emirati policeman M Y, 24, adding when he asked M A about the incident he confessed to stabbing his son.
M Y added that he smelled alcohol on the father’s breath.
During questioning, M A confessed to stabbing his son once, but he did not elaborate on the reasons why. He also said he had consumed 10 cans of beer that day.
A medical lab report found that the stab wound could have been fatal if it was not for the quick response of ambulance crews and surgical intervention at hospital.
M A was also referred to the court of misdemeanours to answer a charge of consuming alcohol without a license.
Source: uae news