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GCC national charged with poking his wife’s eye


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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter

The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court adjourned on Wednesday to Nov.20 the case of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) man charged with poking his wife’s eye and consuming psychotropic substances.

The Public Prosecutor charged the suspect with assaulting his Asian wife and causing her a permanent disability after disputes. He was also charged with consuming psychotropic substances.

In court, he confessed to the assault, following disputes and denied the second charge, stressing that he consumed psychotropic substances for the purpose of treatment, according to a prescription.

The suspect’s lawyer requested adjournment to submit the medical prescription and check the case file to present defence.

The court allowed the lawyer to photocopy the case file.

Last month, the Abu Dhabi Appellate Court adjourned to Nov.12 the case of a GCC national charged with cursing brother through information technology means.

In court, the suspect denied the charges, and his lawyer demanded that the case be postponed and asked the court to photocopy the case file.

The court of first instance previously sentenced the suspect to pay a fine of Dhs50,000, confiscate his phone, and obliged him to pay temporary compensation of Dhs7,000.

In a separate case, the Federal Supreme Court upheld a verdict issued against a company owner and a foreman over unintentionally causing death of one worker. The convicts were sentenced to three months in jail each, fined Dhs2,000 and ordered to collectively pay a blood money of Dhs200,000.

According to the official reports, the victim had been electrocuted while he was on duty, as the necessary security and safety measures at the site were not provided. He was reportedly wanted to turn on a fan, and while plugging it in, he was electrocuted and died on the spot, due to the lack of safety measures. The electrical wires were not installed properly, the Court heard.

The public prosecution charged the company’s owner and his workers’ supervisor of failing to provide the safety measures at the worksite, which caused electrocution of the victim.

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