Dubai worker accused of killing woman over Dh100 fee dispute
The accused strangled the woman with a cable cord
A construction worker has been accused of killing a prostitute over a Dh100 dispute, heard Dubai Criminal Court.
The Afghani national, 42, met the woman near a massage centre in Dubai’s International City on June 19.
The two argued after the accused asked the woman to return his money.
Both got into a heated argument and he strangled the woman with a cable cord.
Police were notified of the crime and the man was arrested.
“I asked her to give back the Dh100 I paid her [as nothing happened] but she refused,” said the defendant during questioning.
He admitted to strangling the woman to death by a cable cord and later stole her bracelet and finger ring.
The man also allegedly damaged the surveillance cameras of the massage centre.
“He told us the woman refused to give back the money claiming that not [getting intimate] was not her fault,” a police officer told the court.
“The defendant also said the woman threatened to frame him for assault when he became angry about his money.”
The CCTV footage showed both walked into a room together but he came out alone.
His fingerprints were found at the crime scene.
The man denied a charge of premeditated murder and the next hearing is on November 1.
Updated: September 27, 2020 05:17 PM