Driver hit with at­tempted mur­der rap

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A lorry driver has been charged with at­tempted mur­der af­ter a man was stabbed in a row over a park­ing space.

The 43-year old In­dian driver told the Dubai Court of First In­stance that he was de­fend­ing him­self.

He told the court­room: “I didn’t try to kill him, he was the one who tried to kill me. I just de­fended my­self.”

Pros­e­cu­tors said that on April 11 this year, the vic­tim was park­ing his lorry in the Ras Al Khor area of Dubai when he saw the de­fen­dant park­ing his lorry on the same spot.

The 43-year-old vic­tim, also from In­dia, said in records: “I was po­litely blam­ing him for park­ing his lorry in my spot as all the driv­ers know it’s the spot where I usu­ally park my lorry. “I left him and parked the lorry away.” The court was told that the vic­tim went to a nearby restau­rant where he bought din­ner, By Ali Al Shouk which he took back to his lorry, when the de­fen­dant ar­rived to con­front him.

“His arms were be­hind his back and he looked an­gry and drunk. Sud­denly he punched me in the face and raised a knife from be­hind his back and stabbed me in the chest and stom­ach,” the vic­tim added.

Other wit­nesses said that they saw the at­tacker stab­bing the vic­tim and that he was shout­ing "die, die" as he stabbed him.

The vic­tim yelled for help, the court heard. A Pak­istani man called Dubai Po­lice who ar­rived and stopped the fight.

An am­bu­lance ar­rived and the vic­tim was taken to Rashid Hos­pi­tal, where medics saved his life.The case has been ad­journed.

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