Dubai: An expatriate in Dubai has been sentenced to life in jail for killing his countryman over a monetary dispute earlier than burying his physique within the desert, in line with the Dubai Court docket of First Occasion.

The Pakistani man died after his 40-year-old countryman had stabbed him within the neck and severed his spinal twine. The defendant, with help from one other 30-year-old compatriot, allegedly put the physique in a automotive, drove to a desert off Sharjah and buried the physique in October 2019.

After a while, the sufferer’s colleague filed a lacking report at Bur Dubai Police Station. Investigations led the police to the Pakistani defendant, who was the final man seen with the sufferer on the day of the homicide.

“Following investigation, the defendant was arrested. He admitted to killing the sufferer over a monetary dispute. He stood shut by and watched him die,” mentioned a 32-year-old Emirati policeman on file. “The second defendant was with him and helped put the physique in his automotive. They couldn’t bury the physique within the Jebel Ali space, so that they went elsewhere.”

The defendants confirmed the police the place of burial after a month of the crime.

The second defendant claimed that the sufferer was already useless and he didn’t report the incident as he was current on the crime scene and thought he too was already concerned within the homicide.

“He helped his countryman to bury the physique,” police mentioned.

The medical report revealed a minimize within the spinal twine as a result of stabbing, resulting in complete paralysis and eventual in dying.

The 40-year-old defendant was charged with premeditated homicide. The 2 defendants have been additionally charged with hiding the physique of the sufferer. The one that had helped bury the useless physique was sentenced to 5 years in jail. Each might be deported after serving their jail phrases.

The decision is topic to attraction inside 15 days.

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