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Man jailed for stabbing ‘roommate’ over bags in Dubai


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Mohammed Yaseen, Staff Reporter

The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an African to 3 years in prison and fined himDhs5,000 over assaulting his roommate with a knife due to a dispute between them.

The convict would be deported from the country after serving the term, the Court ordered. In the incident that dates back to January last year, two people in a shared accommodation in the Hor Al Anz, Dubai, had a dispute due.

One of them (African) stabbed another one with a knife and fled the scene. A police patrol and the ambulance moved to the location following a report stating a stabbing incident. 

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment, while the security teams were able to identify the perpetrator and arrest him. The victim stated in the investigations that he has had a friendship with the convict for about a year, as he shared a room with him in a villa in the Hor AlAnz area.

The convict reportedly moved to another accommodation and left two bags for two month in the room he shared with the victim. The latter asked the convict many times to come to take his bags, but he was stalling and arguing that his room is small and does not fit his purposes.

The convict then had to go to the victim’s room to take the bags and asked the victim to help him transport his belongings, but a verbal altercation occurred between them. The victim slapped the convict in the face, so the convict rushed to the kitchen of the house, brought a knife, stabbed him and fled the place.

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