Court Has Cleared A Kuwaiti Man Case Who Was Accused In Beating His Wife And Theft Of KD 200 From Her Bag
The Misdemeanor Court has cleared a Kuwaiti man of alleged battering of his wife and theft of KD 200 from her bag. According to the case file, the woman accused her estranged husband of hitting a sensitive part of her body, and stealing KD 200 and a mobile phone from her bag. The problem had started when the man saw his wife coming out of a clinic in Hawalli and entering a car belonging to the girlfriend of her nephew. The man blocked their way. The wife then jumped out of the car and ran but the man chased her and caught hold of her bag. She fell in the process after which her husband hit her several times and took her bag which contained KD 200 cash and her mobile phone. He then went to the police station with the bag but without the money or the mobile phone. However, the defense counsel Lawyer Abdulrahman Al-Watri said the allegations against his client were ruse and that the issue was a case of personal status in nature. He explained that the couple has an existing case in the personal status court, and the allegations were cooked up to ensure the man divorced her and she was able to get some rights. Lawyer Al-Watri indicated that there are no witnesses to the alleged battery, stressing that the plaintiff had fled out of fear and dropped her bag in the process. He accused her of misleading the court, especially since she did not mention that there was an iPhone in her bag during investigations.