An Indian was allegedly beaten mercilessly, without any provocation, in Dubai while he was on his way to office.
Biju Kesavan, 33, sustained severe injuries and was admitted to a hospital after being set upon by a local gang.
"I have been living in Satwa, Dubai, with my family for nine years. I left home and started walking towards my office. Suddenly four Arab boys started beating me up. I was caught off guard. I ran and took shelter in a house," Biju said.
"A woman saw me bleeding profusely. The boys chased me until she shouted at them asking them to go away. I have multiple fractures on my face and I had to undergo surgery," he added.
Over the last three months, cases of such unprovoked assaults in and around Satwa area of Dubai have seen a marked increase, said the police.
"Some of these men pose as CID officers and ask for identity cards. They normally check the wallets of their victims. In some cases, they beat up their victims," said a police officer.
The police have urged people not to respond to any person who asks for their identity cards.
The Dubai Police have deployed a group of undercover agents in various parts of the city including Satwa.