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UAE man in acid attack case gets sentence reduced

 

DUBAI – An Emirati man who was given a 15-year jail term for pouring acid at his ex-wife won an appeal to have his prison sentence reduced.

The woman had suffered second and third degree burns from the incident at her office in Dubai in 2015.

According to records, the man put acid in a shampoo bottle and poured it over the victim’s head after coming to her office at Nad Al Sheba Health Centre.

A security guard who found the woman after the attack had called the police, who had caught the Emirati man saying, “I wish I had killed her.”

In a court hearing in 2017, the Emirati man apologized and said he did not intend to kill his ex-wife. The former couple had been together for 15 years and have five children.

His lawyer argued that he suffered from mental health issues. However, a medical report confirmed that he was aware of his actions at the time of the incident.

At a recent appeal court hearing, his jail term was cut to 10 years, but he was still ordered to pay his ex-wife Dh21,000 in compensation and Dh1,000 in legal fees. GAD/Expat Media

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