DUBAI // A man has been fined Dh1,000 for assaulting his four siblings after they caught him sneaking women out of the family home during Ramadan.
Emirati OA, 29, said he was leaving the house to attend Friday prayers on July 27 when he saw his brother, MA, 44, escorting two women from the property, in Mirdif, and into a taxi.
When he returned home after prayers, he saw his brother attacking his two sisters.
"He then assaulted me. He grabbed a knife and threatened to stab me with it," said the brother, an inspector with the Roads and Transport Authority.
He claimed his sibling was acting unusually and suspected he might have been on drugs.
Another brother, JA, 42, also said he saw the accused escorting two Arab women from the house when he was going to prayers.
"They all looked abnormal to me," he said. "When I returned home I saw him slapping our sister." He claimed his brother assaulted him then grabbed a knife, so he called the police.
The accused said he was going to Friday prayers when his sisters assaulted him for no reason.
"I defended myself and assaulted them back," he said. "The medications I take are prescribed by Rashid Hospital."
He said he took one tablet of prescribed medication on Sahour before the next day's fast.