Computer engineer in Dubai denies slamming door on worker’s fingers

A computer engineer is accused in a Dubai court of permanently injuring a worker at his father’s villa by slamming a door on his fingers.

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DUBAI // A computer engineer is accused of permanently injuring a worker at his father’s villa by slamming a door on his fingers.

At the Dubai Criminal Court, 24-year-old Iraqi O A denied a charge of assault and another of insulting the Indian supervisor F A, 37.

“There is no reason that I would assault him. I didn’t do it,” said the defendant.

The victim claimed that he went to the villa in Al Wasl after one of the workers called him to say owner was complaining about the quality of some of the closets he had built.

“O A started telling me that the closets fixed on the walls had some faults so I accompanied him to the second floor so he could show me them and while walking he insulted me saying I was a ‘pimp,’” said F A.

After examining the closets, F A agreed with the owner to contact his company to resolve the issue. But before leaving he told the father that his son had insulted him.

“At that moment, the son pushed me towards the door of the villa and pushed me out. I lost my balance and held onto the side of the opened door, which he slammed while my hand was still there,” said F A.

F A’s was treated at the Iranian Hospital, where doctors told him he had lost full mobility in one of his fingers.

A verdict is expected on April 27.

salamir@thenational.ae