x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Labourer stabbed male prostitute to death, Dubai court hears

KH, 23, visited the prostitute Abu Alyaz after agreeing to pay him Dh500 in return for sex, but gagged and stabbed him afterwards following a disagreement, a court has been told.

DUBAI // A labourer stabbed a male prostitute to death after having sex with him, a court heard today.

KH, 23, from Pakistan, visited the prostitute Abu Alyaz after agreeing to pay him Dh500 in return for sex, but gagged and stabbed him afterwards following a disagreement.

Prosecutors told the Criminal court the labourer, accompanied by his friend and compatriot Karamat Arif, went to the prostitute's room on August 24, 2009, and stashed a knife on top of his refrigerator before having sex with him.

Afterwards the prostitute demanded to switch roles, which sparked a heated argument.

The labourer then retrieved the knife and he and his friend took turns to stab the prostitute. They then stole his wallet and left, locking his room from the outside.

Mr Arif took his annual leave that same day and fled to Pakistan. However, police found his fingerprints in the dead man's room and arrested him at Dubai International Airport when he returned. He confessed to police but died before he could be charged.

KH was charged with premeditated murder. He did not enter a plea in court and the case was adjourned to May 29 to appoint him a lawyer.

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