(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The 28-year-old Nepali worker has been charged with premeditated murder in the Court of First Instance.
A worker allegedly slit the throat of a co-worker over a Dh500 debt following a drunken brawl, a court heard.
The 28-year-old Nepali worker has been charged with premeditated murder in the Court of First Instance.
He admitted in the investigation that he knew the victim for three years and he lent him Dh500. The victim was supposed to give the money back one month later but he kept evading him.
The defendant said he saw his friend on the day of the incident outside their shared accommodation and the victim appeared drunk.
The defendant, who had consumed alcohol earlier, sat and drank with the victim.
But he was shocked when the victim told him frankly that he would not return his money. The victim allegedly made fun of the defendant and told him he just had to deal with it.
The defendant became mad, so went to a nearby shop, purchased a kitchen knife and returned to where the victim was.
He asked him again whether he would pay back his money, but after getting the same answer, he took out the knife from under his shirt, and stabbed the victim in the neck, chest and abdomen.
He dropped the knife at the scene and approached the accommodation's security guard and reported the incident to him.
The guard held him until the arrival of police.
The security guard, a 34-year-old Bangladeshi, confirmed that the defendant came to him on May 15 with his arms and hands covered in blood.
The accused told him that he had killed somebody. The guard called his colleague by phone and both were led by the accused to the victim's body. The police arrived shortly later.
A policeman, who responded to the call to the crime scene in Al Quoz, quoted the accused as admitting that he killed the victim.
The latter was seen lying face down in a pool of blood outside the accommodation.