Spe­cial­ists to ex­am­ine whether killer is in­sane

Sus­pect says he struck sleep­ing vic­tim with a pan on skull and stabbed him

Gulf News - - Nation -

The pre­med­i­tated killing of the vic­tim hap­pened in a labour ac­com­mo­da­tion in Al Quoz.

Prose­cu­tors said the sus­pect bat­tered the de­ceased with a pan re­peat­edly on his head when he was sleep­ing and stabbed him with a knife twice.

When asked in court why he pounded the vic­tim’s head with a pan and stabbed him with a knife, the sus­pect replied: “I do not know what hap­pened to me. I was sleep­ing and woke up sud­denly. I stabbed him but I did not in­tend to kill him … there was hos­til­ity be­tween us. He and his friends pre­vi­ously tried to poi­son my meals sev­eral times.”

A po­lice lieu­tenant tes­ti­fied that the vic­tim’s face was be­yond recog­ni­tion due to the bru­tal­ity of the at­tack.

“The sus­pect had been brought to hos­pi­tal to treat some knife wounds that he in­flicted on him­self in a sui­cide bid a few hours af­ter the crime. Dur­ing ques­tion­ing, the sus­pect ad­mit­ted that he killed the vic­tim due to pre­vi­ous dis­putes … he al­leged that the de­ceased used to ridicule him and film him while sleep­ing and cir­cu­late the pho­tos among their friends. The sus­pect also ad­mit­ted that he had tried to kill him­self with a knife that he pur­chased that day from a nearby su­per­mar­ket,” the lieu­tenant told the prose­cu­tors.

The car­pen­ter was quoted as ad­mit­ting to prose­cu­tors that he had in­tended to kill the vic­tim and had de­cided to com­mit the crime the night be­fore.

The psy­chi­a­trists’ panel is ex­pected to hand in its re­port on De­cem­ber 25.

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