Al Reem-type stabbing in Jumeirah

The suspect reportedly tried to stab the victim in the chest, but the latter managed to move and was stabbed in his left hand instead.



By Amira Agarib/principal Correspondent

Published: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 1:01 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:49 PM

Dubai — A Pakistani has been arrested in Dubai for stabbing an Eastern European stranger in the Jumeirah area recently. The attacker — dubbed Jumeirah ghost, referring to a similar case in which a local woman stalked and stabbed an American teacher in Al Reem, Abu Dhabi — allegedly stabbed the victim in the face and on the hand ‘due to his personal beliefs.’

On being notified about the attack, police patrols and paramedics were rushed to site, where eyewitnesses said they found the man bleeding heavily. The victim said he was walking towards his building when someone hit him on the back. “I fell down and I was stunned to see a bearded Asian, dressed in black and armed with a knife, lunging at me,” he told the police.

The suspect reportedly tried to stab the victim in the chest, but the latter managed to move and was stabbed in his left hand instead. The victim resisted the attack, and the suspect received a stab injury in the leg. He then fled the scene.

The Pakistani also allegedly said that he found the victim by mere chance while he was walking and did not know him. The suspect also said that he hit the victim with a fishing device on the back and then stabbed him.

The police examined the crime scene and lifted forensic evidence. Investigations led the officers to the suspect, who was arrested at a late hour. The suspect reportedly confessed to the police that he stabbed the victim. The attack, he reportedly said, was motivated by personal beliefs. The police did not disclose the exact nature of the motive.

Bloodstains were found in the suspect’s car, DNA samples from which matched the victim’s. The suspect has been referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution.

amira@khaleejtimes.com


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