Man accused of biting ear of wife’s ex-boss at Dubai court
dubai — A shepherd has been charged in a Dubai court with physically assaulting his wife’s former boss and causing him a permanent injury.
Court records show the Sudanese man, 49, jumped on the back of the victim and bit his left ear, consequently cutting part of it. He admitted in the Court of First Instance on Thursday that he bit the ear of his wife’s former boss, and cut a small part of it. The incident occurred on May 14 in front of the Dubai Courts and was reported to Al Rafaa police station.
The Sudanese complainant, a restaurant owner, said: “I was at the Dubai Courts to follow up on a labour case with a female staff. I spotted the defendant following me closely so I stopped and asked him what he wanted but he did not respond.”
The complainant then took the stairs outside the courts and then the accused jumped on his back, biting his left ear.
“As I took him away from me, my ear was cut and I saw the missing part in the defendant’s mouth. People who happened to be around broke the fight and I was taken to hospital after bleeding a lot. I learned later that this woman employee was the defendant’s wife,” the complainant told the prosecutor.
A policeman said: “After the incident was reported, we went to the scene and found the victim bleeding while the defendant’s clothes were torn. The victim told us the accused was following him after the labour case hearing that he had with his wife.”
The defendant told the officer the other man asked him why he was following him. When he replied that he was about to leave the place the other man threatened “walk out and I will eat you”.
“That made me angry and provoked me into attacking him,” the officer quoted the accused as saying. The accused claimed during the investigation that he was just trying to protect himself and stop the other man from assaulting him.