7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Local News

Man stabbed in bid to end fight

A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the stomach by a colleague when he tried to break up an argument. Varghese Anthony, 28, was trying to stop two Keralite workers from fighting outside a company's kitchen in Khamis.

Mr Anthony, also an Indian, said other workers saw the argument and one of them called the police.

"I don't know what the two men were fighting about because I don't speak Malayalam," he said.

"By the time the police came, both men realised they were in trouble.

"The one who started the fight thought that I called the police so he stabbed me in the stomach and ran away."

Mr Anthony said he did not see a knife in the man's hand before and that it might have been in his pocket.

"After he stabbed me I blacked out and fell to the floor," he said.

"This was the first time I have been stabbed.

"It was for trying to stop an argument, so I was shocked.

"In this world it is very difficult to live. If you try to help someone they will harm you in return."

An ambulance was called to the scene and the alleged knifeman was arrested.

Mr Anthony said he had since undergone stomach surgery and had been at Salmaniya Medical Complex for more than two weeks.

"The doctor said that I might leave soon, but I will not be able to work for another month," he said.

Mr Anthony has a wife back in India, but says he has not told her about the incident because he didn't want to worry her.

The man who allegedly stabbed Mr Anthony is in custody at Khamis Police Station.

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