Pakistani man's remains found in two suitcases

The body of a Pakistani man has been found chopped into pieces and packed into two suitcases, and a suspect is in custody.

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SHARJAH // The body of a Pakistani man was found chopped into pieces and packed into two suitcases, Sharjah Police said yesterday, and a suspect is in custody. The victim's family filed a missing person report just days before the grisly discovery. Police were called last Thursday when a car registered in Al Ain and parked in the Rolla area was found to contain two suitcases with human remains in them.

An ambulance transported the suitcases to the police forensics laboratory, where an examination of the remains showed them to be the missing man, identified as MK, 29. The owner of the car in which the suitcases were found is in police custody. The incident is at least the second such case in Sharjah. In 2006, a German engineer, Martin Steiner, was murdered and his body stuffed into a suitcase. Police arrested Shahid King Bolsten, an American who was using Mr Steiner's credit cards.

Bolsten was sentenced to death by the Sharjah Court of First Instance in October 2007, a verdict he appealed. The appeals court will hear the case on June 16. The latest case came a few weeks after Sharjah Police announced they had managed to arrest all suspects in murder cases last year within 48 hours of the crime. @Email:ykakande@thenational.ae