12-year-old boy jailed for CHOPPING OFF man's hand with a cleaver!
A 12-year-old boy and his teenage friend have been convicted for chopping off a 29-year-old Emirati man’s hand earlier this year with a meat cleaver during a brutal attack that has shocked the nation. This news comes only weeks after a man attacked his wife with a cleaver in an Abu Dhabi shopping centre.
According to reports, the two boys met the victim on a multiplayer video game and developed a close friendship. They invited the male to visit their home in Abu Dhabi, but instead took him to a disused construction site where the savage attack took place.
The 12 year old claimed that the victim was there to rape him – a claim the court has rubbished. “The boy took him to a construction site where his friend was waiting, armed with a meat cleaver,” prosecutors revealed. “The pair attacked the victim with the weapon causing several injuries including cutting off his left hand and injuries to his liver.” Afterwards they fled the scene, taking the victim’s mobile phone with them.
Prosecutors told how the victim was left to crawl across the street where he was picked up by an ambulance and was immediately rushed to hospital. Reports claim the hand was reattached in hospital but is unable to be used.
Abu Dhabi police managed to track down the boys, who were both arrested and charged. A judge has since ordered the parents of both boys to pay the victim an amount of Dhs50,000.