He promised to settle the Dh25,000 hospital treatment costs.
A 22-year-old Indian expat has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance with assault leading to a permanent injury after he stomped on a compatriot woman’s face and caused her deformity.
The case dates back to March 24, last year.
The complainant, a 36-year-old Indian employee, said she had known the defendant for some time as they were studying and attending the same classes.
“He would sometimes come to my place to study together. At 8pm on the day of the incident, while he was at my place, we had a quarrel. He then assaulted me by punching me on the left cheek. After I fell down, he placed his foot on my neck and stomped on my face and abdomen.”
She told the public prosecution investigator that the defendant then took her to hospital promising that he would settle up Dh25,000 in hospital treatment costs.
She complained against him the next day at Al Qusais police station.
A forensic report dated December 4, 2018, showed that when the complainant was re-examined, her condition was not stable yet. Doctors recommended she be referred to an optician and other specialists to see whether her sight or hearing or any other senses had been affected by the injury.
According to another forensic report dated March 20, 2019, the complainant was left with a disfigurement because of fracture and was in constant pain.
During the public prosecution investigation, the accused admitted to having assaulted the victim and causing her the injuries cited in the forensic medical report.
The trial will continue on June 12.
Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…
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