Bahrain stab victim 'does not blame attacker'
Manama, May 20, 2014
A stabbing victim who was repeatedly knifed during an argument over money said he did not "blame" his attacker and had no hard feelings.
Suphot Bunsaengsri, 33, from Thailand, suffered severe injuries to both his shoulders at his home in Hoora on Sunday (May 18), said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
His friend, also from Thailand, was arrested at Bahrain International Airport while trying to flee the country hours after the incident.
The pair, who worked as masseurs, argued over a tip Bunsaengsri received from one of his customers, said sources.
However, Bunsaengsri told the GDN yesterday that he did not have any animosity towards his friend.
"We both went out for a drink and came home late," he said from his hospital bed.
"We were talking when he became aggressive and started shouting at me.
"I don't know what came over him as he took a knife and stabbed me.
"But I don't have anything against my friend.
"He was too drunk and wasn't in his senses so I don't blame him for attacking me.
"I am feeling better now and hopefully doctors will discharge me soon.
"I found out that police arrested my friend. I love my friend and want to visit him in jail when I am out of hospital.
"I don't want to lose the only friend I have in Bahrain. We have been living together and I care about him."
Bunsaengsri arrived in Bahrain three months ago, according to the Labour Market Regularity Authority. - TradeArabia News Service