Furniture row leads to court

Judge told how dis­pute ended in at­tack

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - By Nawal Al Ramahi @nawal_ramahi nawal@7days.ae

Four men have gone on trial ac­cused of phys­i­cally at­tack­ing a man in front of his fam­ily while they were de­liv­er­ing furniture in Shar­jah.

The Shar­jah Mis­de­meanour Court was told that the four Pak­istani de­fen­dants hit the Syr­ian vic­tim and scratched his face in a build­ing in the Al Ma­jaz area, on April 7. Three of the sus­pects ap­peared be­fore the judge, while the fourth sus­pect did not show up to the hear­ing.

“I am in­no­cent,” a Pak­istani de­fen­dant told the judge.

The Syr­ian vic­tim told the judge: “I went in­side the build­ing and was wait­ing for the el­e­va­tor with my three kids aged 3, 8 and 10. “I was go­ing to visit my mother and fa­ther.

“I saw a group of men de­liv­er­ing furniture.

“I asked them to be care­ful while car­ry­ing the heavy furniture.

“How­ever, one of the de­liv­ery men shouted at me and an­other two men ganged up to hit me.

“They punched me in my chest, scratched my face, broke my left hand and caused other in­juries. I passed out.”

The three Pak­istani men claimed that the man was hit ac­ci­dently by the furniture.

A ver­dict is ex­pected on Au­gust 10.

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