‘Killed with herown scarf’

Woman’s body found months later

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - By Ali Al Shouk @alial­shouk ali.shouk@7days.ae

A man is on trial ac­cused of mur­der­ing a sex worker with her scarf in a row over her fee.

Dubai Court of First In­stance heard how the Bangladeshi al­legedly stran­gled the woman and stole her mo­bile phone be­fore flee­ing to his home coun­try in March 2013. Po­lice dis­cov­ered her body two months later. The 29-year-old ac­cused was ar­rested in 2015 and, yes­ter­day, de­nied the charge of pre­med­i­tated mur­der.

Pros­e­cu­tors said the man and his vic­tim, who was also from Bangladesh, had sex in an area of Jebel Ali then ar­gued over money.

The court was told that the ac­cused stran­gled her, stole her phone and left the coun­try.

Ac­cord­ing to records, he claimed that the woman asked for Dhs500 for her ser­vices and he only gave her Dhs200.

“She threat­ened to in­form Dubai Po­lice and I be­came scared and ter­ri­fied and so I stran­gled her,” the ac­cused was quoted as say­ing in of­fi­cial records. Dubai Po­lice then found the woman’s ID and start trac­ing her mo­bile phone num­ber.

“We dis­cov­ered that he used her mo­bile num­ber from Bangladesh.

He con­fessed that he killed her be­fore snatch­ing her phone and us­ing it later,” an Emi­rati po­lice­man said in of­fi­cial records.

The court did not ex­plain when the ac­cused re­turned to the UAE and how he was ar­rested.

The trial was ad­journed un­til next month to as­sign a lawyer for the de­fence.

– Emi­rati po­lice­man in of­fi­cial records He con­fessed that he killed her be­fore snatch­ing her phone and us­ing it later

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