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A Cruel Prank reports on a cruel prank that took a tragic turn:
Dubai, Oct 29: An office boy of Indian origin working for a private firm tried to commit suicide after his colleagues played a prank on him and said he will not get his salary.
The prank turned into a tragedy as the boy who had been employed only for 15 days got so upset that he slashed his wrist with a knife. He lost consciousness and was admitted to Rashid hospital here yesterday.
One of the victim's friends said their company usually paid the salaries of the employees on the third of each month, Gulf News reported.
However, the boy was oblivious of the fact anf his colleagues enjoyed the ''game'' and teased him on and on.
The office boy panicked and even tried to meet the manager to check if he would be paid or not.
One of his colleagues said he disappeared in the afternoon. They searched for him everywhere and later found him in a room in the office bleeding and added that he had lost consciousness.

But wait, there's more:
An official of the company said the Indian office boy, who was not named, will be deported and his visa cancelled once he is discharged.

So first they scare this poor kid so much that he tries to commit suicide, and now they're going to deport him! I hope they at least pay him whatever salary he's owed.
Posted by The Curator on Wed Oct 31, 2007

Damn that's harsh. I wonder if the colleagues were even punished for their role in the prank?
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Wed Oct 31, 2007  at  03:41 AM
Asian personel is usually very badly treated in the Gulf states.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Wed Oct 31, 2007  at  01:26 PM
Slavery, or at least semi-slavery, is still practiced in that region. The young man may have believed that he was being kept in slavery. Or maybe he was even being kept as a slave and just realized it. From what little I know, slaves are usually household workers but miight include an office worker. BTW, does anyone know how old this office boy is? That might be a factor.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Wed Oct 31, 2007  at  03:21 PM
Why the hell are they DEPORTING the poor kid?
Posted by Josh  in  Texas  on  Sat Nov 03, 2007  at  12:38 PM
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