x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

UAE court clears brothers accused of attacking cousin with cane

Two brothers accused of beating their cousin with a cane and stealing Dh5,000 from him are cleared by the Criminal Court.

ABU DHABI // Two brothers accused of attacking their cousin with a cane and stealing Dh5,000 from him, have been cleared by the Criminal Court.

RA and KI, Emiratis, were accused of stopping HA on the highway in the Western Region and attacking him.

They argued in court that the accusations did not make sense. "We live in Al Bahia, why would we go all the way to the Western Region to attack him?" they asked.

"He just wants to get back at us for old disputes between our families."

They challenged the cousin to testify in court, but he did not show up and they were cleared.

hdajani@thenational.ae