DUBAI // A man was charged with attempted murder after police said he repeatedly stabbed another Pakistani in front of the British Consulate in Dubai last summer.
MN, 23, a Pakistani salesman, is accused of attacking KA, 25, a Pakistani carpenter, after a discussion involving borrowed money. MN, who was arraigned at the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance yesterday, denied the charges.
"We were fishing on the creek in front of the British consulate. The defendant called me after we argued over money, and I tried to escape. He stabbed me twice," KA testified.
A police officer told prosecutors MN told police that after the argument, he threw the knife in the creek, then carried KA to Rashid Hospital for treatment.
"He said that he had financial problems with the victim, and when they argued he stabbed him. But he also said that he carried him to hospital," the police officer said.
A forensics report presented in court stated that one of the two stab wounds would have been fatal without treatment.
"One wound was to his back under his shoulder blade and the other one was under his armpit. The second wound was a wound that can cause death," an Egyptian medical examiner told prosecutors.
The case was adjourned until next month.