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Indian tries to kill himself in Dubai court

Source: PTI
March 19, 2010 09:34 IST
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Apparently miffed over delays in his trial, an Indian man facing human trafficking charges tried to strangle himself with a scarf in a court in Dubai, after the judge adjourned the case for April 12.

The accused, who is in his 40s and referred to as K K, mumbled something in Hindi while addressing the translator of the Dubai Court of First Instance immediately after the judge adjourned his case until April 12, because four witnesses had failed to appear in the court on Thursday. He was then seen desperately attempting to strangle himself by pulling both sides of his scarf around his neck.

Jail guards and policemen, who were near K K, and two other Indian co-accused in the dock swiftly intervened and foiled his suicide attempt, after a policewoman shouted 'stop him' from the end of courtroom four.

Two jail guards took K K back to the detention centre after untying the scarf. It is believed that K K attempted to kill himself to express his desperation with the delay in court proceedings. K K, believed to be an Indian farmer, is facing charges of human trafficking related to three Bangladeshi women.

He, along with two co-accused, has also been accused of rape, using the women as prostitutes and assaulting them.

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