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Spurned man 'tried to kill ex-girlfriend in beauty shop'

Man stabbed his 39-year-old girlfriend three times in the head, chest and hand wityh a kitchen knife, then tried to kill himself, court told.

DUBAI // A man stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her co-worker at the Wafi Centre's Sasha beauty salon last year after she broke up with him, and then tried to kill himself, prosecutors say.

The Nepalese man, RK, is accused in the Criminal Court of First Instance of going to his Filipina ex-girlfriend's workplace in March last year armed with two kitchen knives. It is claimed that he attacked her co-worker, AT, stabbing her in the left arm as she closed down the beauty shop, then stabbing his 39-year-old girlfriend AA three times in the head, chest and hand.

AT said she heard a woman screaming, and when she turned to see where the screaming was coming from, RK stabbed her in the arm. She escaped, but saw him approaching AA, prosecutors say. She tried to shield her head with her arms while screaming for help, records show.

Prosecutors said RK then stepped into the beauty shop and tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself three times in the abdomen while both women lay on the floor unconscious.

RK is accused of attempted murder, attempted suicide, illegal consumption of alcohol and staying in the country without a valid visa. RK denied the first two charges.

AA, who suffered serious injuries and had to have her spleen removed, told prosecutors she met the accused in 2009 and they became involved in a relationship. She said that she broke up with him and asked him to stop calling her after he did not keep his promise to marry her.

The next hearing was scheduled for February 2.

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