Man’s charred body found in Sharjah desert

The initial investigation report revealed that the man had been burnt by someone and then dumped in the desert, as there were footsteps and car tyre marks in the sand.

By Afkar Abdullah/principal Correspondent

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Published: Tue 24 Mar 2015, 12:03 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:46 PM

Sharjah - The Sharjah Police are investigating the death of an unidentified Asian man in his 30s, whose burnt body was found in Al Weshah area Sunday.

Police said on being informed by a passerby about a body lying in the desert, a team of forensic experts, prosecutors and police patrols reached the site and found the burnt body.  After collecting evidence and lifting fingerprints from the site, the police shifted the body to a forensic laboratory for further investigation. The initial investigation report revealed that the man had been burnt by someone and then dumped in the desert, as there were footsteps and car tyre marks in the sand.

The police couldn’t identify the body but was able to deduce his age. The deceased’s facial features showed he was an Asian. The police have now launched an investigation to find out the identity of the deceased and his killer(s).

Man drowns off Al Khan

A 27-year-old Syrian man drowned off Al Khan beach in Sharjah on Saturday evening. The man was swimming in an unauthorised section of the beach, according to police. A police officer said they received a call at 5pm about the incident and immediately dispatched patrol and rescue teams who managed to retrieve the body, which was transferred to the forensic laboratory for investigation.

Police warned swimmers of the unstable weather these days and the danger of swimming in unauthorised areas when the waves could be very high. -afkarali@khaleejtimes.com



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