Five men cleared in taxi driver's murder case

DUBAI — Five men have been cleared of the charge of kidnapping and killing a Pakistani taxi driver in May 2006 due to lack of evidence.

By Mary Nammour (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Sat 26 Jul 2008, 1:45 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:17 PM

According to court records, the five men, including a national, an Iranian, a Pakistani and two bidoons, hailed a taxi in Maydan Bani Yas and asked to be dropped in the Al Quoz Industrial Area.

On the way, they told the taxi driver to stop in a deserted area and ordered him to part with all his money. When he refused, they assaulted him with a knife, a sword, a cleaver and metal rods.

They then escaped after snatching from the driver Dh1,100 and a mobile phone.

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance also dismissed the compensation plea filed by the victim's family.

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