Emirati man

January, 2011

Dubai Police arrested the son of a Gulf diplomat for allegedly killing an Emirati man in a suspected case of honour killing, police sources said.

The victim died after he was allegedly stabbed by the Gulf national inside the diplomat’s villa in Umm Suqeim at around 3am on Monday.

The sources said the slain Emirati, 36, had sneaked into the villa to meet the diplomat’s daughter. Police are holding the 23-year-old suspect in custody. The case is with the Public Prosecution.

Caught in the act

The incident took place after the suspect discovered the Emirati man allegedly sneaking out of his sister’s room.

He stabbed the victim seven times following a fight between them. He then turned to his sister and stabbed her twice, sources said, though a police officer denied that the suspect’s sister was wounded. She will, however, be medically examined.

Despite sustaining stab wounds on the waist, stomach and the back, the victim managed to run past the villa’s gate and called his cousin to pick him up before he lost consciousness.

Dead on arrival

His cousin took him to the Iranian Hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival. His family buried him on Tuesday afternoon in Al Quoz graveyard.

Dubai Police confirmed the incident but declined to provide details.

The sources said the suspect and his sister, whose mother is Emirati, belong to a well-known family and both are university students. The diplomat was out of the country when the incident took place.

The diplomat was out of the country when the incident took place.

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