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Severed head leads police to body in Abu Dhabi

A man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of a badly decomposed head by workers in Al Samha suburb earlier this month after a search uncovers a decapitated skeleton buried in a nearby shallow grave.

Abu Dhabi Police found a severed human head in Al Samha area. A headless body was discovered buried in the sand next to it. Courtesy Security Media
Abu Dhabi Police found a severed human head in Al Samha area. A headless body was discovered buried in the sand next to it. Courtesy Security Media

ABU DHABI // Police have arrested a man in connection with a decomposed head found by workers in Al Samha this month.

The skull was unearthed by a bulldozer operator clearing land on March 7.

A police search found the rest of the skeleton in a shallow grave nearby, along with identification papers and a mobile phone. Police said the body is that of an Asian man, K?S, 30, who was reported missing last September.

He worked as a bulldozer operator and his sponsor had reported him missing in September last year, said Col Rashid Boursheid, director of Abu Dhabi Police CID.

Col Boursheid said the suspect, also Asian, identified two men who were involved in the crime.

Police officers said he told them the victim was stabbed three times and buried after he sexually assaulted one of the accused.

The second suspect left the country the day after the crime and the third is believed to have left the country two days later, police said.

Interpol has been asked to issue alerts for their arrest.

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