Dubai: Death penalty given to worker for premeditated murder of businessman, his wife

He also attempted to kill the daughter of the couple, who fended him off and called the police after he ran away

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Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 7:07 AM

Last updated: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 2:37 PM

The Court of Appeal in Dubai has upheld the death penalty that was handed to the construction worker who murdered an Indian couple on their bed at Arabian Ranches in 2020.

The worker was also found guilty of trying to kill the couple's daughter and stealing Dh2,000.


Court records show that he sneaked into the house in Mirador district of Arabian Ranches and stole Dh1,965 from a wallet on the ground floor.

He then went to the couple's bedroom in search of more. However, one of the victims — a businessman — woke up to the sound of his bedside drawer opening.


The worker saw him awake and stabbed him to death before turning to his wife.

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Forensic reports revealed that the businessman was stabbed 10 times in the head, chest, abdomen, and left shoulder. His wife was stabbed 14 times in her head, neck, chest, face, ear, and right arm.

The stabs were powerful enough to penetrate their blanket.

As the assailant rushed outside the bedroom, he met the couple’s daughter, who was 18 at the time, and stabbed her in the neck, causing her serious injuries.

The girl and her younger sister, 15, saw the horrifying crime scene before the wounded daughter called the police and one of her father's friends.

Investigators gathered evidence and concluded that the suspect was a worker who did a job at the victim's villa several months before the incident.

The convict confessed to his crime and was sentenced to death earlier. The Court of Appeal then upheld the ruling.

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