Drunk construction worker stabs colleague to death in Dubai

Drunk construction worker stabs colleague to death in Dubai

Dubai - Labourers carried the victim to his room before the paramedics arrived and took him to the hospital.



by

Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 4:52 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 6:57 PM

A construction worker has gone on trial on the charge of stabbing a colleague to death at the labour accommodation of the contracting firm they worked for.
The 26-year-old Indian worker is also accused of stabbing another labourer in the same incident.
He denied charges of murder and assault on others' safety in the Court of First Instance.
The 29-year-old Indian victim, who survived the attack, said he shared the same room with the deceased victim (in his fifties). "The defendant stays in another room. At 7:30pm, when we were at the accommodation in Jebel Ali industrial area, I heard people fighting in the hallway outside my room."
The worker testified that he saw the defendant and the victim engaging in a physical fight. He intervened to stop them. "The accused had a knife and he tried to stab the victim several times. He hit both of us. He was drunk and the workers took him away."
The witness told the prosecutor that the defendant was determined to finish the victim off. "He kept trying to stab him with the knife even after I stepped in to stop him. He could have assaulted him in a different way if he did not have the intention to kill him."
Labourers carried the victim to his room before the paramedics arrived and took him to the hospital.
The incident took place on December 8 last year and was reported to Jebel Ali police station.
The forensic expert, who examined the victim's body at the crime scene, said he had two stab wounds - one of them was deep and hit his heart. "The victim suffered severe internal bleeding. He had finger cuts indicating that he was trying to protect his body. The cause of death was the deep stab he received in the right part of his chest. He had not consumed alcohol or taken drugs prior to the assault."
The expert spotted three cuts on the victim's body and neck bruises that resulted from his struggle with the accused.


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