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06 December 2023

Prisoner asks another to lower voice, stabbed

By Eman Al Baik

A Pakistani inmate allegedly stabbed his compatriot co-prisoner thrice over loud voice, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

On July 21, the victim AK, 26, was reading the Holy Quran in a cell that he shared with others.

“While I was reading, SA was loudly arguing with RD, so I asked him to lower his voice so as not to disturb others in the cell. After breakfast, while I was returning to change my clothes, I met SA. He asked me why I intervened in the argument between him and RD. Although I apologised and walked to my cell, he stopped me again, pulled out a knife and stabbed me several times and I fell down. An inmate helped me reach the officer’s office and then I was rushed to hospital,” said the victim.

When Corporal Mohammed Mehdi saw AK was bleeding severely, he rushed the medical staff who checked the victim and asked to rush him to the hospital for treatment of serious stab wounds.

The medical report said the victim had sustained three stabs, one of which was fatal.

SA, 35, is accused of premeditatedly attempting to kill AK.

The court will reconvene on March 24 to summon the accused from the prison.