Kuwait City, capital of Kuwait. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Two Kuwaiti women have been accused of assaulting a Filipino on Tuesday evening in Kuwait, after the two allegedly beat up the Filipino at a popular restaurant in Al Jahra. It is not known what caused the altercation, Arab News Online reported, and the report did not disclose the identities of the suspects or the victim.

Police officers rushed to the restaurant after the Operations Room of Ministry of the Interior received information about the incident. The police requested the women to present their civil IDs, but they refused and insulted the police officers in public.

One of the women told the police officers that they would not answer to anyone except a ranked police officer. When the head of the Jahra Police Station, who held the rank of Colonel, attended the scene, the two refused to talk to him or to present their identification.

The two women eventually revealed their civil ID numbers and were ordered to go to the police station. They went to the station in their own vehicle, but refused to step out of the car for questioning, forcing the station head to conduct the investigation while the women were inside their vehicle.

Two cases were filed against the two women: one by the Filipino employee for assault and the other by the police officer who was allegedly insulted inside the restaurant. If found guilty, the two women could be sentenced to a maximum fine of 500 Kuwaiti dinars (US$1,648), a one-year jail term, or both.

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