Man accused of stabbing businessman who refused to give him money.
Summary: Suspect took knife out from under his jacket, stabbed victim who suffered a hand injury
Dubai: A man has been accused of assaulting a businessman with a knife and injuring his hand after the latter refused to lend him money.
The 34-year-old Bangladeshi man, M.S., was said to have dragged out the knife from under his jacket and stabbed his countryman businessman, S.Z., shortly after the latter refused to give him money in May.
Prosecutors accused M.S. of assaulting S.Z.
Prison wardens did not bring the suspect from his detention and present him before the Dubai Court of First Instance where he was scheduled to enter a plea on Sunday.
According to the charge sheet, prosecutors said the suspect caused an unidentified percentage of disability to S.Z.'s hand.
The 34-year-old businessman claimed to prosecutors that the suspect came up to him at 11.40pm and asked him for money in Al Nakheel.
"I did not owe him any money and so I refused to lend him anything. Once I refused, he got angry and took out a knife that he had hidden inside his jacket - when he tried to stab me in the stomach, I attempted to evade the knife and protect myself. I sustained a deep cut in my left arm. Police were summoned to the location," he testified to prosecutors.
A Bangladeshi witness testified to prosecutors that M.S. was outraged when S.Z. refused to give him money and stabbed him thereafter.
A policeman sergeant claimed to prosecutors: "We rushed to the area where the reported incident had taken place. The victim's hand was bleeding profusely - meanwhile another person had restrained the suspect and prevented him from leaving. Witnesses claimed that the suspect insisted on S.Z. giving him money and stabbed him after he refused to do so. Upon confronting M.S., he claimed that S.Z. owed him money and had refused to pay it back -"
Presiding judge Mohammad Jamal adjourned the case until the suspect is brought from his detention to enter a plea when the court reconvenes on August 30.
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