DUBAI // A husband who accused his wife of cheating was beaten up by his brother-in-law, a court heard.
Emirati AK, 63, was with his wife MM at a lawyer's office to discuss their impending divorce when the incident took place.
The husband got angry and started and insulting her, claiming she was having affairs, prompting his brother-in-law, who was also at the meeting, to become violent.
The couple have been married for 25 years and have six children, but began arguing in 2008. The wife said her husband caused a fuss for the smallest reasons and failed to fulfil his fatherly obligations.
"I couldn't take it anymore and I filed for divorce," said the wife.
A court ordered a settlement meeting between the two on October 7 last year.
"When my husband came he started talking to the lawyer telling him that I was betraying him with other men," said the wife. "He often insulted me at home in front of our children to the extent that one of our sons was once on the verge of assaulting his father."
Her brother, KM, 40, confessed to police to slapping the husband. But the husband claimed his brother-in-law kicked him in the belly and slapped and punched him all over his body.
The husband was charged with insulting his wife in public and his brother-in-law was charged with assault.
The Misdemeanours Court adjourned the case until April 30.