Grocery Worker Arrested over Owner’s Death

DUBAI — The emirate’s police claimed to have solved the mystery behind the death of a Bangladeshi grocery owner whose body was found in a sandy area along the Dubai-Al Ain road with the arrest of a worker of the shop.


Amira Agarib

Published: Thu 10 Dec 2009, 12:07 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:27 AM

Brigadier Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation, said a passerby found the body with several stab wounds in mid-November. There were no identification documents on the body but the police found the tag of a launderette in the pocket. From that laundrette, the police learnt that the man owned a grocery in Naif Souq.

The police saw a man, also Bangladeshi, in the grocery. When officers asked him about the victim, he said he did not know him. After five minutes, he locked the shop and drove away in a refrigerated truck.

Major Ahmed Al Merri, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, said on searching the truck later, a knife was found behind the driver’s seat. The man was arrested and taken to Naif police station where he confessed to killing the shop owner for not giving him Dh3,000 he had asked for and insulting his mother. He said he stabbed the owner four times and put him in the truck. After six hours, he drove to the deserted area where he stabbed the victim again and cut his throat.

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