Indian on trial in Dubai for assaulting compatriot to death

Dubai: An Indian man went on trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance after he was accused of assaulting a compatriot to death after a heated argument, it was reported.

The incident took place last December in the city’s Al Quoz area, Gulf News said in a rpeort on Thursday

An Indian witness testified that the accused and the victim drinking at the back of a parked pick-up when a phone went missing, following which there was an argument.

The owner of the pick-up found the victim dead and alerted Dubai Police.

While testifying in the court, a policeman said: “He was under the influence of alcohol. He claimed the defendant knocked the victim on the ground and stepped on his chest. He didn’t know that it caused the victim’s death.

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“He left the place and didn’t know the victim was dead until we arrested him.”

A verdict is expected on July 27.

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