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Man stabbed to death over Dh3,000 loan, court hears

Marie Nammour (mary@khaleejtimes.com) / 27 May 2013

A man stabbed a worker to death over a Dh3,000 loan the latter failed to repay him, a court heard.

The incident occurred when the victim went to sleep in his room in a villa he shared with the defendant in Al Muraqqabat.

The 28-year-old Bangladeshi, who had pre-planned the murder, stashed a knife in his room and waited for the victim to fall asleep.

He has been charged with premeditated murder in the Court of First Instance.

The accused admitted that he killed the victim because the latter did not repay him Dh3,000 that he lent him. On the day the incident took place, the accused became enraged when he learnt that the victim wanted to leave the country.

A 45-year-old Bangladeshi taxi driver said that the accused had been jailed one week before the murder in connection with a trespassing offence. He said he tried to call the accused but the latter’s mobile phone was constantly switched off.

He learnt later about a fight in the victim’s room and that some workers who lived there had run away.On January 19, the accused called and told him that he was in Fujairah. He asked him about anyone who could help him flee the country through Oman.

Later, the driver helped the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers arrest the defendant. He met the accused in Al Khawaneej area after telling him that he had found someone who would help him flee through the Hatta border. The accused was then arrested as he rode in the driver’s taxi.

He admitted in the investigation to having stabbed the victim over the loan. He said the victim woke up while being stabbed and that he pushed him, unconscious, into the bathroom.

A Pakistani man, 38, who was leasing the villa to Bangladeshi workers, said that he saw the victim lying bleeding and motionless in his room’s bathroom that day. He was told earlier by the accused on the phone about the fatal attack. He added that he had assigned the accused to collect the monthly rent from the other residents of the villa.

The forensic expert said that the victim received three abdomen stab wounds. No defence marks were spotted on his body, which suggested that he was sleeping at the time of the attack.



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