Stabbed over fam­ily feud

Man killed after bit­ter row, court told

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - By Ali Al Shouk @alial­shouk

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

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