x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Five jailed for kidnapping electrician

Five men are found guilty of kidnapping an electrician.

DUBAI // Five men were today found guilty of kidnapping an electrician.

The 28-year-old Bangladeshi man KS was spotted by members of the public calling for help from the window of the apartment in the Russian cluster of International City. The men imprisoned him in the apartment after kidnapping him from the Sharjah Fish Market.

The members of the public alerted the police thinking he was about to attempt suicide, but when police arrived they discovered KS was crying for help and that he had been kidnapped in revenge for stealing from the men. The five men had assaulted him before bundling him into a car and taking him to the flat.

Three Indians - 29-year-old CK, 32-year-old RK and 38-year-old SK - were each sentenced to a year in prison to be followed by deportation. Their accomplices RP, a 37-year-old Indian and QM, a 37-year-old Bangladeshi, were each sentenced to six months to be followed by deportation.

The case was heard by the Dubai Criminal Court.

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