Man stabs worker over cigarette

Man stabs worker over cigarette

Dubai - The suspect has been referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution.



By Amira Agarib

Published: Tue 23 Feb 2016, 7:14 PM

Last updated: Tue 23 Feb 2016, 9:18 PM

An Egyptian man allegedly stabbed to death an Asian in a fight over a cigarette, the Dubai Police have said. The victim, a 42-year-old Pakistani worked as a security guard for Dubai Customs.
The Operations Room of the Dubai Police was notified of a brawl in which one person was stabbed and another injured in a residential building in Al Baraha.
The brawl had taken place in a flat on the fourth floor of a building, where the Egyptian suspect, identified as O.M., and two Pakistani nationals were living. "The fight took place because he (the Egyptian) lit a cigarette in the room and was upset with the victim," the police said.
According to police, O.M stabbed the Pakistani man with a knife. The victim's brother said that around 4:50am on Saturday O.M, along with another suspect, stabbed his brother. Seeing this he ran from the flat and locked the door behind him, he said.
The suspect has been referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution.
 amira@khaleejtimes.com


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