Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 June 2019

Man who stabbed supervisor to death loses life sentence appeal

Worker killed colleague and stabbed another man during vicious assault

A technician who stabbed his supervisor to death has lost an appeal against his life sentence.

The Pakistani worker locked himself in a room at a labour accommodation in Jebel Ali with the victim and a colleague before launching a frenzied attack.

The 25-year-old stabbed the Indian supervisor with a knife he had concealed in his clothing before attacking the other man with the bladed weapon when he tried to intervene.

The second victim – whose age and nationality were not disclosed in court records – survived the violent assault.

The incident took place on August 17, 2017.

“After he locked the door, he took out a knife he was hiding under his clothes and stabbed the supervisor to death,” said the surviving victim.

“When I tried to stop him, he stabbed me too.”

Police were called and found the murder weapon tossed on the floor by the guilty party, who was being restrained by fellow workers.

The Pakistani man's fingerprints were found on the bloodied knife.

A medical report found the deceased suffered fatal wounds to his heart, liver and lungs.

During police questioning, his attacker said the deceased had made threats against him and had refused to sign his resignation letter that would allow him to return home.

In both criminal and appeal courts, the defendant denied stabbing the victim to death and assaulting the second man.

He was convicted of premeditated murder and attempted murder charges and sentenced to life in prison, carrying a maximum term of 25 years.

He lodged an appeal against his sentence, which was rejected at Dubai Appeals Court.

Updated: February 27, 2019 03:27 PM