Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 June 2019

Man arrested for knifing countryman to death and dumping body

Ajman Police say they found the man acting suspiciously at the crime scene

A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his countryman to death and dumping his body in an industrial area, police said on Tuesday.

Ajman Police said the Asian man dumped the body in the emirate's Al Jurf Industrial Area.

The body of the victim, in his 20s, was found after passers-by complained about the stench. Police said the dead body was decomposed and bore stab wounds to the chest and head.

CID said that the suspect was arrested after following intensive investigations that revealed he was moving from one emirate to another but returned to the crime scene from time to time.

“A team was immediately formed after the body was found,” said Major Ahmad Saeed Al Nuaimi, deputy director of CID, adding that they began interrogating a number of people and managed to make an arrest after one suspect was suspiciously spotted at the crime scene.

“He was arrested in a warehouse in Al Sajaa area in Sharjah and, during interview, he told police that he and the victim worked together and were having a dispute over work-related matters, and when an argument escalated, he stabbed him with a sharp tool in the chest and head then buried the weapon near the body of the victim and fled.”

Police did not say when the crime had happened and when the arrest was made.

The case has been transferred to prosecutors to bring charges.

Updated: October 24, 2017 01:09 PM