Probe launched into Bahrain store stabbing case
Manama, July 1, 2014
An investigation has been launched into an attack on a shop worker, who was stabbed and beaten by a group of thugs on a busy road in Hoora, Bahrain.
Police sources said the gang of eight raided Lens Mobiles shop and attacked Indian Riyas Povval, before fleeing with cash and several mobile phones, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
It happened at around 8pm on Sunday and the 28-year-old told the GDN he suffered stab wounds in his stomach and a broken finger.
He described being dragged onto the street where he was stabbed in front of people, but said no one came to his rescue.
"I was alone in the shop when two Bahrainis came and asked for a Samsung S3 cover," he claimed.
"When I turned to find the cover, one of them opened the cash box and took some money.
"I caught him and asked him to stop what he was doing and leave the shop.
"He held my collar and my left hand to stop me and started beating me. He then broke my finger on my left hand and I cried out in pain.
"The same man called some of his friends who were standing outside the shop. They all held me and dragged me out of the shop."
He said one of them then took out a knife and started stabbing him.
"Onlookers gathered near the shop but no one came forward to help me," he said.
"Someone called the police for help and told them about the fight, but when police arrived, the attackers left me and fled.
"Police took me to the Hoora Police Station for a statement."
Povval said his friends then took him to Salmaniya Medical Complex for treatment.
"I am okay now because the stab wound is not so deep, thank God," he added.
"I have been working in this shop for the last six years and this is the first time I was attacked.
"I am really afraid now and don't want to go back for work." Police sources confirmed the incident and said an investigation has been launched. - TradeArabia News Service