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A taxi driver was arrested on a charge of assault after kicking his colleague in the groin for handing over the cab a few minutes late, police in the United Arab Emirates said.
Dubai police have arrested the 25-year-old man, who was not identified, after being accused of beating the 53-year-old taxi driver for bringing his cab 10 minutes late.
The suspect was charged with one count of assault.
In court, the suspect was sentenced to serve three months in prison, but it was suspended after the victim forgave the attacker.
According to the police investigation, the suspect was waiting to start his shift on time, but he had to wait 10 minutes as the victim returned late.
When the victim finally arrived to hand over the cab, the suspect began to shout and hurl insults. He then punched the victim in the face.
When the victim tried to block the blows to his face, the suspect kicked him repeatedly in the groin. Passersby called an ambulance and the police.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released. Doctors said that the victim will suffer pain in the groin for the rest of his life.