Punch in the face costs Abu Dhabi resident Dh106,000

A court in Abu Dhabi sentenced an Arab man to six months in prison and ordered him to pay Dh106,000 damages for punching a man in the face at a shopping mall.

The plaintiff had told court that he was shopping with his wife when the man shadowed them and later approached his wife while he was inside a shop.He said the man told his wife that he knows her but she replied she does not know him and that he should leave her alone.

The husband then called the police but the man ran away.As he chased him, the man turned back and punched him in the face, causing bleeding and a fracture in the nose.

A court of first instance had first acquitted the defendant but an appeals court sentenced him to six months in prison and ordered him to pay Dh106,000 damages to the plaintiff.

 

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