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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 19 June 2018

Worker who told Dubai Police of his plans to kill 'bad' employer is jailed

The defendant told police that his sponsor refused to return his passport and treated him badly

A worker who called Dubai Police to tell them his plans to kill his sponsor because he would not return his passport will spend a month in jail, the Court of Misdemeanours heard.

The Indian, 30, called police on January 10.

“I will kill my sponsor who lives in Ras Al Khaimah after I finish Al Duhur prayers because he is very bad with me,” the defendant said to the police officer who responded to the call.

Records show he used his mobile phone to make the call, which police traced to locate him.

He was arrested the same day near his accommodation in Dubai’s Al Muhaisnah area.

During police questioning he said he was being ill-treated by his Emirati employer and complained about his work conditions and low salary. Court records did not disclose the nature of the defendant’s work.

He said his employer refused his multiple requests for his passport back.

“I want to return to my family. I don't want to work any more but he refused and wouldn't give it back,” he told officers.

In Dubai Court of Misdemeanours, he admitted to a charge of issuing threats to kill and told the presiding judge: “I truly intended to kill him but I didn't have the time to do so, because I was arrested.”

He was sentenced to one month in jail, to be followed by deportation.