6 arrested over murder 
of teenager in Dubai

The Dubai Police have referred six young UAE nationals to the Public Prosecution for allegedly killing an 18-year-old compatriot during a fight with knives and swords.

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Amira Agarib

Published: Mon 2 Jul 2012, 10:41 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:36 AM

All suspects have been arrested by police patrol and CID teams after they fled the scene.

The police also found the car that was allegedly used in the crime, from a nearby area.

Police said there were previous quarrels between two gangs, one from the Oud Al Mutaina area and the other from Al Warqa’a area. According to the police, three brothers in their early twenties from Al Warqa’a area allegedly went to attack a gang from Oud Al Mutaina with whom they have had previous quarrels. The incident happened at about 5am on Friday.

The two gangs allegedly attacked each other. The gang from Al Mutaina beat up one of the brothers of the Al Warqa’a gang and was trying to flee in their car when the Al Warqa’a gang confronted them. One of the brothers hit H.Sh, the 18-year-old victim, several times. He was allegedly dragged by the car for about 200 metres and then the gang fled.

The police said that a nearby police patrol received information and rushed to the site and called for an ambulance which rushed to the scene. H.Sh died before he reached the hospital.

The police chased the suspect who hit the victim and he was arrested from a nearby area.

The other suspects who had fled the scene were also arrested from different locations. The police also shifted the injured to the hospital. Two of them were stabbed and both are in stable condition.

Brigadier Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation said that the public prosecutors arrived at the scene and collected evidence and weapons used in the crime.

He said that the Oud Al Mutaina group included two brothers, MA and AA who were in their early twenties and two friends including the victim.

Al Warqa group comprised three brothers, SA, AA and AA. Al Mansouri added that the police is investigating into whether the suspect intentionally hit the victim or whether it was an accident while trying to escape.

The police is also investigating the cause of fight and from where they got the knives and swords.

Lt-Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, has called for strict action against any person carrying knives or swords. “Police patrols should be intensified in all areas and any teenager found carrying arms should be arrested. Parents must keep an eye on their children and should not allow them to carry arms,” said the Dubai Police Chief.

Dhahi Khalfan praised the police officials who arrived at the scene within a few minutes and arrested the suspects. Al Mansouri added that teams have been set up to prevent youth from carrying arms.


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