Man jailed for attacking two with a sword for ‘throwing peanuts at him’

A man who attacked two people with a sword after accusing them of throwing peanuts at him in a nightclub has been sentenced to a year in jail followed by deportation.

DUBAI // A man who attacked two people with a sword after accusing them of throwing peanuts at him in a nightclub has been sentenced to a year in jail followed by deportation.

On June 1, 2013, the 23-year-old, who does not hold identification documents, was at a club in the Ramee Royal hotel when he accused two Emiratis of throwing peanuts.

“We told him we didn’t throw anything, so he told us to head outside the club to solve the issue,” said one of the victims, a 39-year-old.

An Indian friend of the two Emiratis said as they went outside, they were followed by the defendant.

“Then I saw him and about five others reaching for swords and knives they had inside their vehicles,” he said.

The 39-year-old victim received injuries to his left arm and the chest. “My friend was then attacked and injured in the left hand,” he said.

It was not clear why the case took three years to reach the Dubai Criminal Court.

salamir@thenational.ae

Published: August 18, 2016 04:00 AM

SHARE