Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 June 2019

Worker who killed 'rapist' boss to spend seven years in jail

The defendant told the court he was acting out of self defence after being forced into having sex with his employer for a year

A worker who stabbed his supervisor to death after being repeatedly raped by him will spend seven years in prison.

On September 15 at 11pm, a police patrol spotted a crowd in Al Quoz Industrial area but upon stopping to investigate, some of the people began running away.

A policeman got out of the car and approached the area.

“I saw the victim lying on the ground in pain and the defendant in bloodied clothes. He panicked when he saw me and tried to run away,” said the officer, who chased the Pakistani defendant, 22, and caught him.

“He was terrified. I handed him to my colleague to keep in the patrol [vehicle], then returned to the victim after calling for an ambulance,” said the 57-year-old officer.

He said the victim, whose nationality was not disclosed in records, died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

A trail of blood at the scene led officers to the knife used in the stabbing, that had been discarded between parked buses.

Police discerned that, after being stabbed, the victim walked 10m away from his attacker towards a cement barrier before he collapsed.

When police questioned the accused, asking him who the killer was, the worker pointed to himself.

“He admitted in front of my other colleagues that he bought the knife from a nearby supermarket after the victim called him and ordered him to come so he could have sex with him,” the officer said.

“He said the victim had been forcing him to have sex with him since he had arrived to work under his supervision a year ago. He threatened to have him fired and deported if he refused or told anyone about the matter,” said the policeman.

During prosecution questioning, the defendant said that on the night of the murder, the victim called him and asked him to come to have sex with him, but he didn't want to.

He said he felt humiliated and angry so walked into a supermarket he was passing and bought the knife.

The worker said that when he met his supervisor, the deceased slapped him hard and told him he could “have him wherever and whenever he wanted”, which infuriated him so he took out the knife and stabbed him four times in the abdomen and chest.

Records show that when the man fell bleeding, the defendant sat next to him and began to cry and apologise to the victim.

Last December, the defendant denied a premeditated murder charge and told judges he was defending himself after being forced to have sex with the deceased for almost a year.

He will be deported after serving his prison sentence.

Updated: February 26, 2018 03:21 PM