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Wife beat husband with high heels, Dubai court told

A man was hit by his wife and stepdaughter when he tried to stop his wife from assaulting their maid, hears court.

DUBAI // A woman beat her husband over the head with her high heels after he stopped her assaulting their maid, a court heard.

The maid had stayed late on June 5 last year at their house in Al Barsha at the husband’s request but this annoyed his wife, T?M, 44, an Emirati, who started beating the woman.

When the husband intervened, the wife assaulted him with her high heels and her daughter from a previous marriage joined in, the husband claimed.

The fight took place when the wife returned to her home at about 10pm, prosecutors told the Misdemeanours Court last week.

The husband, W?R, 40 also Emirati, said he suffered a swollen head. The wife and her daughter F?A, 17, denied this and claimed he would not let them into the house.

“My mother called the police and … they saw us standing outside the house and they heard her husband threatening to kill her,” said the daughter.

She said her mother and stepfather fought, but denied taking part. The mother claimed she slapped her husband in self-defence.

“He squeezed on my neck trying to strangle me,” she said.

The husband denied assault. The wife and daughter are charged with assault, and the wife faces a charge of assaulting the maid.

The case was adjourned until May 28.