Pakistani in Dubai seeks acquittal in Indian’seath case

Dubai, May 4 (IANS) A Pakistani student, charged with running over and killing an Indian teenager here, will take his case to Dubai’s highest court to seek his acquittal.

The Dubai Appeal Court had held the Pakistani, a 22-year-old aviation student, partly responsible for the 15-year-old Indian girl’s death, the Gulf News reported Saturday.

But the defendant now says he will move the highest court in this city for acquittal claiming that the girl was attempting to commit suicide and was jaywalking.

The appellate court had also fined the Pakistani 8,000 dirhams (about $2,180) and ordered him to pay 120,000 dirhams, his share of the blood money, to the girl’s family.

But the court cancelled the suspension of the defendant’s driving licence.

Meanwhile the Khaleej Times reported that drivers, who are caught not stopping for pedestrians in designated areas and zebra crossings, will be fined 500 dirhams and given six black points.

According to latest statistics, incidents of drivers being given priority over pedestrians in Dubai reached the figure of 680 in the first quarter this year.

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