(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A 32-year-old man stood trial in the Court of First Instance on the charge assaulting a compatriot police corporal and his brother with a cleaver.
According to prosecution records, the Emirati defendant, an employee, caused the policeman's brother a permanent disability after he and some runaway accomplices assaulted him with a cleaver on his forehead and left fingers.
The defendant and his accomplices also assaulted the the senior police corporal, aged 22 who told the investigating prosecutor that the incident happened around 6.30am in March last year.
He was at a petrol station near his house when he spotted three men, including the accused, assaulting his brother with a cleaver. He stepped off his car to help his brother but the accused hit him with the cleaver on his left hand.
The attackers fled the scene leaving the two injured brothers behind. The police and ambulance arrived shortly and shifted the brothers to Rashid Hospital.
A policeman said during prosecution investigation that he wrote down the testimony of the police corporal's brother, the first complainant, at Al Qusais police station. He also took down the testimony of the accused.
The first complainant testified that he was assaulted with a sharp weapon by the defendant and other men. His brother, the police officer, was also assaulted with the same weapon when he tried to stop them from further assaulting the former.
According to the report of the General Department of Criminal Evidence, the two brothers sustained injuries due to the cleaver attack. The police officer's brother was left with finger injuries. The assault on his forehead resulted in a bone fracture and a permanent disability.
The accused has a criminal record.