Shortage of money to help mother led to suicide bid, Dubai court hears

A beautician who earned too little to give her mother money for medical treatment became drunk and tried to kill herself.

K?M, a Pakistani who works at a salon in Ajman, told the Court of Misdemeanours that she came to the UAE 18 months ago to help her mother, who has a heart condition.

About midnight on March 26, she went to a nightclub at a Dubai hotel where she drank until 3am.

She said she went home and became depressed about her inability to afford her mother?s treatment.

?I thought of how I am unable to help her. I felt desperate so I walked to the kitchen and picked up a small knife then cut my wrist.?

She was taken to Rashid Hospital for treatment to a 7-centimetre cut in her wrist.

She confessed to drinking without a licence and trying to commit suicide. A verdict has been scheduled for Monday next week.