Final D'Souza verdict in two weeks, Dubai court says

Cassation Court will decide the final fate of two restaurant workers and a doctor on August 15.

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DUBAI // The Dubai Court of Cassation will issue its final ruling in the deaths of the two D'Souza children on August 15, the court said this morning.
A doctor, a cook and a supervisor who pleaded not guilty, were earlier fined Dh20,000 each and handed a six-month suspended jail term for causing the deaths of five-year-old Nathan Dsouza and his seven-year-old sister, Chelsea, in 2009.
Judge Mahmoud Fahmi Sultan of the Appeal Court stiffened the punishment in June against the 46-year-old Iraqi doctor, 25-year-old Nepalese cook and 33-year-old Filipino supervisor and ordered they jointly pay Dh400,000 in blood money to the children's parents.
Prosecutors charged the cook and the supervisor who worked at the restaurant from which the family had ordered their foodwith violating Dubai Municipality's public health requirements on hygienic practices. Their carelessness led the food to be contaminated with bacteria, prosecutors said.
The doctor was charged with negligence in providing medical care to the children after they were admitted to the hospital.
The restaurant where the children ate was acquitted by the Court of Appeal.