x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Drunk man 'stabbed roommate'

A drunk man stabbed his roommate, a court hears.

DUBAI // A drunk man stabbed his room-mate causing him to lose his spleen, a court heard today.

The Dubai Court of First Instance was told that TL, a 40-year-old Indian construction worker stabbed his compatriot PR, whose age was not given, in the abdomen at their Muhaisnah 2 residence on September 22 last year.

Prosecutors said the stabbed man was rushed to hospital but medics could not mend the damage to his spleen. They described his injuries as constituting a permanent "20 per cent" disability.

YA, a policeman, said when he arrived at the scene the worker was next to the stabbed man and that a knife covered with blood was on the floor. He said the two men were surrounded by a crowd. He said that the worker confessed to the stabbing when he was arrested, but could not explain the reasons behind the fight.

The worker denied a charge of assault.

The next hearing will be on May 17.

salamir@thenational.ae