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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Man given death penalty after killing colleague with iron bar

Worker attacked victim during argument at breakfast time

A man has been sentenced to death for killing a colleague with an iron bar after arguing at breakfast in Ajman.

The 30-year-old Arab man launched a brutal assault on his Asian colleague in front of 15 fellow workers after lashing out in a fit of rage, Al Bayan newspaper reported.

Ajman Criminal Court was told that during a workers' breakfast period, the killer and the victim got into a heated row over work issues, leading to the accused hurling abuse before he grabbed an iron bar and struck the man on the back of the head.

Police and the ambulance service were alerted and the man was taken to hospital, where he died as a result of severe head injuries.

The assailant was found guilty of murder and handed the death penalty.