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Tuesday , October 20 2020

Death sentence for Kuwaiti in murder of Saudi national

KUWAIT CITY, April 13: The Public Prosecution Department Thursday decided to detain the man accused of beating a policeman for 21 days in the Central Prison. Informed sources added the Public Prosecution denied request of the suspect’s lawyer for his client to undergo psychiatric analysis on claims of suffering from mental disorder. Also, it decided to detain a lawyer for the same period pending investigation on accusations of forging banking documents to withdraw one million dinars from a client’s account. The lawyer denied all charges leveled against him, adding he had signed an agreement allowing him to manage the monetary affairs of the plaintiff based on other business affairs. The bank’s defense lawyer and head of legal affairs sector affirmed that the lawyer indeed forged documents and used them in an illegitimate manner. Meanwhile, the prosecution department decided to release on KD 500 bail the Kuwaiti woman who posted a video on social media recently abusing policemen. In the evening trial session, the Criminal Court slammed the capital punishment on a Kuwaiti accused of killing his Saudi friend in a dispute. The accused had managed to flee the country until Saudi authorities detained and extradited him to Kuwait.

Corpse found: The corpse of an unknown woman was discovered in a house under construction in Jaber Al-Ali area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from a Kuwaiti citizen who discovered the corpse which is wrapped with a cloth, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location. A case was registered and the corpse has been referred to the Forensics Department in order to determine the identity of the deceased. Meanwhile, an Asian expatriate died when his vehicle crashed into a lamppost in Abdali farming area. When the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen and paramedics were dispatched to the location. They pulled out the motorist from the vehicle and examined him to discover he had died. The corpse was referred to the Forensics Department and a case was registered.

4 hurt in shooting: A Kuwaiti entered the diwaniya of a relative in Umm Al-Haiwan where he went on a shooting spree, causing injuries to four people including a child who got minor wounds. Securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location after the Operations Unit at the Interior Ministry received information on the shooting incident. The relatives of the Kuwaiti tried their best to control him and they managed to take the pistol from his hand although he resisted. The injured were referred to Adan Hospital where the fight amongst the relatives started once again and the Kuwaiti who fired a gun earlier was injured so he was taken to Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital to prevent another brawl. A case was registered and preliminary investigations revealed those involved in the fight had previous disputes.

7 years for forger: The Appeals bench of the Criminal Court has upheld the verdict of the lower court and sentenced a Kuwaiti to seven years imprisonment for forging nationality documents, reports Al-Anba daily. The court found the citizen guilty of adding the names of expatriates to his citizenship file to help the latter acquire the Kuwaiti nationality.

By Jaber al-Humoud/Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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