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DUBAI – A 23-year-old Indian worker accused of stabbing another Indian man in Al Quoz told the court on Monday that he acted in self-defence.
During the September incident, witnesses said that the victim ran after the worker at their labour accommodation in Al Quoz before he collapsed and died from multiple stab wounds.
The worker was arrested and prosecutors charged him of stabbing the man, which led to his death. He pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder when he appeared in court on Monday.
“I did not intend to kill him. I was defending myself since he was the one who had initiated the assault. He pushed me off an edge and I fell down and fractured my arm,” he told the Dubai Court of First Instance.
He appeared in court wearing a bandage over his arm, saying he had undergone surgery after injuring it during the brawl.
A supervisor at the staff accommodation testified in court that the Indian worker had cancelled his visa and was scheduled to return to India on the day the stabbing incident happened.
The trial resumes on December 21. DAJ/Expat Media
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