Mechanic attacks room-mate with metal bar over gardening, Dubai court hears

Indian who removed small tree loses mobility in a finger after attack.

DUBAI // A 36-year-old mechanic is accused of attacking his roommate with a metal bar because he unearthed a tree in front of their room.

The 39-year-old Indian who removed the small tree told prosecutors that on June 16 last year he returned from work after Al Asr prayers and found the tree planted near the room and decided to pull it out.

β€œAt that moment my room-mate arrived and struck me on the palm on my left hand with a metal bar,” said the man, who called police as his hand was badly injured.

Dubai Criminal Court records show he was left with a 2.5 per cent permanent disability after he lost full mobility in one of his fingers due to the injury.

The defendant confessed in court on Wednesday but said he hit his room-mate with his hand, not a metal bar.

He awaits a verdict on October 26.

salamir@thenational.ae

Published: September 28, 2016 04:00 AM

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