x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Man claimed assault on compatriot was self-defence, Dubai court hears

An Emirati assaulted his compatriot then injured himself to trick authorities into believing he was acting in self-defence, a court heard today.

DUBAI // An Emirati assaulted his compatriot then injured himself to trick authorities into believing he was acting in self-defence, a court heard today.

KG, 22, was among a group of men who assaulted BA on April 16, prosecutors told the Criminal Court. Forensics experts believe he then caused injuries to his own back and left arm.

After the fight his victim lost full mobility in his left foot - an injury classed as a 20 per cent disability for the purposes of compensation.

The defendant did not appear at the Criminal Court. A verdict was scheduled for July 31.

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