Dubai pet owner hit with Dh 15,000 fine after attack on girl

Web DeskWeb Editor

31st Jul, 2021. 07:53 pm

Dubai. A dog owner has been ordered by the court on Saturday to pay Dh 15,000 in compensation to a woman whose daughter was attacked by his pet, after almost two years of legal proceedings.

The case commenced on November 24, 2019, according to Emarat Al Youm. The victim’s mother, a GCC national, filed the report at the Rashidiya Police Station.

She told the police that the defendant left the door to his dog’s cage open.

The woman’s daughter sustained severe injuries on her right arm, as per the forensic report. The victim has been in a critical condition.

The investigations revealed that the Public Prosecution referred the accused to the Penal Court of First Instance, which fined him Dh5,000. This fine was reduced later to Dh2,000 by the Court of Appeal.

The victim’s mother, however, transferred the case back to the Dubai Civil Court.

“The suspect’s negligence and lack of control over his pet entitled my client to Dh100,000 in compensation for medical and moral damages,”  the woman’s lawyer alleged to the court.

The civil court refused the woman’s request to be compensated for medical treatment expenses citing a lack of evidence.

However, the accused was ordered to pay her Dh15,000 in compensation in addition to legal fees and expenses.

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