A misdemeanor court in Doha has ordered four women to pay QR5,000 ($1,373) each for beating a fellow guest at a wedding, Al Raya reported on Friday.
According to the newspaper, the women and the victim turned the event (which only had female guests) into a “wrestling ring,” after an argument between relatives escalated into a fistfight.
The newspaper did not specify when the incident took place, but stated that those involved in the altercation apparently used knives and forks on the tables and “anything they could get their hands on” to attack each other.
Coming to blows
Al Raya reports that the scuffle started when the victim complained about the presence of a relative of hers at the wedding.
She went up to her and asked her to leave, although they were both invited to the party. Offended by the request, the guest became angry and complained to her siblings about it.
They walked up to the victim and demanded that she be the one to leave the wedding. At this point, an argument broke out and escalated into a scuffle as they beat the victim, who fought back and reportedly threw knives at them.
At the end, the rest of the guests intervened to end the fight.
The victim filed an official complaint against the women, as she sustained several injuries from being attacked with the knives and forks.
The defendants have appealed the verdict, requesting that they be exonerated from the charges.