‘Vic­tim wanted to sleep with wife’

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A con­struc­tion worker is ac­cused of stab­bing his room­mate dur­ing New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tions be­cause the vic­tim said he wanted to have sex with the man’s wife, a court was told.

Dubai Court of First In­stance heard that the pair were drink­ing al­co­hol in their room when the at­tack hap­pened.

Pros­e­cu­tors said the two In­dian men were to­gether at their labour ac­com­mo­da­tion in Al Qu­sais when, about 1.30am on Jan­uary 1, the de­fen­dant at­tacked the vic­tim.

“He picked up my phone and smashed it then started kick­ing my bed, I didn’t say or do any­thing be­cause I didn’t want any trou­ble,” said the 42-yearold vic­tim in records.

He said the ac­cused then walked to­wards him, raised a knife and stabbed him in the ab­domen.

“I don’t know what hap­pened and I woke up at the hos­pi­tal,” he said. By Ali Al Shouk

A wit­ness told pros­e­cu­tors that he was cel­e­brat­ing with the men then left for a while. When he re­turned, he found the vic­tim bleed­ing on the floor. “I called po­lice im­me­di­ately,” said the 29-year-old su­per­vi­sor, from Nepal.

Po­lice ar­rested the de­fen­dant five hours later.

The court heard the de­fen­dant claimed he was an­gry be­cause the vic­tim in­sulted him by say­ing he wanted to have sex with his wife.

“He con­fessed that he was speak­ing with his wife on the phone from In­dia and they were con­grat­u­lat­ing each other when the vic­tim came and told him that he wanted to have sex with his wife,” a po­lice­man said in records. A ver­dict is due on De­cem­ber 15.

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