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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

Student stabs his mother after questioning her honour, Dubai court hears

The Emirati admitted to attempting to end his mother's life during questioning.

A 25-year-old stabbed his mother in the neck and chest after accusing her of spending the night outside of their home in Dubai, the family court heard.

On April 23 this year, the Emirati called his mother and questioned her about where she had spent the night.

“I told him I was inside my bedroom and not feeling well, then hung up,” the 58-year-old woman told the court.

Two days later the woman went to beat her son in the kitchen after an argument when he stabbed her with a knife several times. According to court records the woman ran up to her room until police arrived.

During police questioning, the son admitted to stabbing his mother in an attempt to end her life.

He was taken to Bur Dubai Police station where he told investigators that his problems with his mother began four years ago after his father passed away.

The man was charged with assaulting his mother, which he denied in court.

It was not clear why he was not charged with attempted murder and the mother’s condition was also not disclosed in court records.

The next hearing will be held on August 1.

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