x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Abused air hostess awarded Dh50,000 compensation by Abu Dhabi court

An air hostess who was tied up by an abusive boyfriend and burnt with a heated knife has been awarded Dh50,000 in compensation.

ABU DHABI // An air hostess who was tied up by an abusive boyfriend and burnt with a heated knife has been awarded Dh50,000 in compensation.

The Civil Appeals Court raised the amount from Dh30,000 awarded by the First Instance Court.

The European woman reported her boyfriend, an Arab, to the police after one of their frequent arguments turned particularly violent. She had lost consciousness after being attacked by the boyfriend and when she came to she was tied to a chair. Her boyfriend heated a knife on the stove before using it to burn her, leaving scars on her face.

The Criminal Court sentenced the man to four months in prison.

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