A view of Al Qouz. Picture for illustration purposes only.


2 Pakistanis on trial in Dubai over stabbing in Al Qouz


DUBAI – Two Pakistani men are now on trial at the Dubai Criminal Court for allegedly stabbing a man who failed to pay them Dh5,000 in protection money.

The court charged the duo with attempted murder over the January 16 incident. They denied the charge.

A 21-year-old victim said that the duo approached him two days before the attack to pay them Dh5,000 as “tax for living in Al Qouz”.

The victim, also Pakistani, said he was standing outside a supermarket when armed men accosted him, threw hot tea on him and beat him up.

“I was shoved and dragged by my trousers, and when I fell, they stabbed me in the neck, chest and other parts of my body,” he told police.

A witness who rushed to help the man was also stabbed during the incident.

The court resumes the hearing on September 7. ICA/Expat Media

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