A woman in her thirties has been rushed to hospital after being set upon by four women in a row over a parking space in West Bay, the Peninsula reports.
Apparently, the victim had parked her car outside of a restaurant in Dafna, and was waiting for a friend to bring out their food when a Land Cruiser pulled up alongside her, presumably double-parking there.
The female driver of that vehicle asked the first driver to vacate her parking spot, which the woman refused to do, Arabic dailyAl Sharq reports.
One of Land Cruiser passengers then went into the restaurant, and when she came out began to shout at the woman in the other car, before opening the car door and dragging the woman out into the street, the paper says.
Then, three other females in the Land Cruiser left the car to join their friend, and they all took part in an attack on the woman, repeatedly hitting her in the face and body, tearing at her clothes and pulling her hair, says Al Sharq.
When the victim’s friend emerged from the restaurant and saw what was going on, she tried to help, but was held back by three passengers from the Land Cruiser, reports the paper.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Hamad, where hospital staff notified the police, who then filed a report against the woman’s attackers, according to reports.
Al Sharq says it’s spoken to the victim, who says she was “beaten severely.” She is calling for the case to come to trial.
The victim’s name has not been revealed, and it’s not clear whether the police investigation has resulted in a prosecution.