A woman ordered tea a restaurant in Kuwait then rushed with the hot cup towards the wife of former British ambassador in the oil-rich Gulf emirate and poured it on her head, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The British woman, who was among a trade delegation visiting Kuwait, was rushed to hospital with burns in the face and body, Alwatan said.
Police said they were investigating the case to identify the woman who fled with another lady just after she splashed the hot liquid on the Briton.
“Police sources said they were surprised at this act because the wife of the former British ambassador has no enemies here and has not visited
Kuwait over the past four years…she was also sitting at a table which is far from that where the attacker sat,” the paper said.
1 killed, 2 hurt over Dh500
An Asian worker was killed and two were injured during a fight at their company house in Ras Al Khaimah following a rift over Dh500, press reports said on Wednesday.
One worker wielding a large kitchen knife attacked three Asian colleagues on Monday night, inflicting serious injuries on them.
Police said the three were rushed to hospital but one died. The other two were still in hospital receiving treatment.
“The fight was triggered by a rift over a sum of money not exceeding Dh500,” Alkhaleej newspaper said, quoting police.
Man takes drugs at counter-drug office
A man who went to the counter-drugs police office in Fujairah for his periodic medical tests after his release from jail on drug charges was found to have taken drugs, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Police at the office suspected the man, identified as AI, was not in a normal condition when he walked in for the test.
He was referred to the competent medical centre, which found that he had taken drugs just before coming for the test.
“Police sent him back to court, which sentenced him to one year in prison…he appeals the verdict but again got the same sentence,” it said.