Prime suspects in Sharjah shoe brawl case absconding

Two Bangladeshi nationals were killed and five men sustained injuries in the brawl at a Sharjah labour accommodation.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Fri 21 Feb 2014, 12:37 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:20 PM

The Sharjah Public Prosecution investigation into the brawl that led to the death of two Bangladeshi nationals revealed that two prime suspects in the case have fled the country. Five men had also sustained injuries in the brawl, which was reported from a labour accommodation in Sharjah’s industrial area on February 1. The brawl reportedly took place over a shoe.

Public Prosecutor Ghanim Ali Al Mansouri said the authority concerned has initiated legal action to extradite the prime suspects.

According to details available, 24-year-old D.H. could not find his shoe, after which he asked three labourers if they had seen it, but they refused to answer. When he eventually found his shoe, he went to the three labourers with two friends, and confronted them. Their arguments escalated into a brawl in which 20 workers were involved.

Al Mansouri said the prosecution has interrogated 14 workers thus far. They have also seized the knife that was used in stabbing the victims and lifted forensic evidence from the crime scene.

Most of the workers who were interrogated were “scared to inform the legal authorities about the real cause of the brawl”, he said.

D.H. and 26-year-old M.H. were stabbed in various parts of their bodies and died in the brawl.

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