Stabbed over family feud
Man killed after bitter row, court told
A man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend’s brother to death following a row between the two families.
The defendant, who is from the Comoros Islands, appeared at Dubai Court of First Instance charged with murdering the Emirati with the help of two friends. Dubai Public Prosecution has asked for the death sentence.
Prosecutors said the victim didn’t approve of the relationship between his sister and the defendant.
Prosecutors said that on March 18 last year the boyfriend and friends, one Emirati and the other also from Comoros, went to the victim’s house to attack him but were chased off by his mother.
She followed the men to the boyfriend’s house and began insulting them. It is claimed the men called the victim and told him to come and take his mother home.
When he arrived, the victim calmed the situation by promising his mother and the mother of the accused that their problem would be resolved.
“The men walked together to the old cemetery in Al Quoz where one of them pushed the girl’s brother to the ground before sitting on top of him and stabbing him repeatedly,” a police officer said in court records. “The other two men joined the attack and stabbed the victim in different parts of his body. They stabbed him three times in the heart.
“They told me that the knives were stolen from a nearby supermarket.
“They called two friends who helped them burn their clothes. They even buried the knives.”
Two Emiratis, aged 27, have been charged with failing to report a crime and aiding the defendants. They all failed to show in court, the trial was adjourned.
‘One of them sat on top of him and stabbed him repeatedly.’ – Dubai police officer giving evidence