Man ‘bit part of ex-girlfriend’s ear off’ in Dubai

Sri Lankan attacked woman from behind as she walked to her work in Dubai, court is told.

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DUBAI // A 34-year-old Sri Lankan man is accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend and biting off a part of her ear.

On April 28 the woman said she was walking to work in Al Satwa when the cook’s assistant attacked her from behind, restrained her arms and tried to snatch her purse. When she tried to break free, he bit off a bit of her ear, she said.

“We were in a relationship about three years ago but we broke up and since then he has been stalking me and attacking me and even stealing my money,” said the 36-year-old woman.

She said her bag contained Dh610, her bank card and mobile phone.

The woman headed to Bur Dubai police station and reported him.

Prosecutors charged him with theft and causing a 5 per cent permanent disability.

He was not present at Dubai Criminal Court on Thursday to enter a plea.

The next hearing will be on November 21.