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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 9 March 2021

Man strangled prostitute with her scarf after arguing over money, Dubai court told

The man allegedly dumped the woman's body in the sand, took her phone and left the country a few days later after resigning from work.

DUBAI // A man strangled a prostitute with her own scarf, prosecutors told Dubai Criminal Court.

Prosecutors said Bangladeshi M M, 29, met the victim, S B near the port in Jebel Ali on March 1, 2003 and had sex in a deserted area. Thereafter an argument broke out between the two over payment

M M allegedly wrapped the woman’s scarf around her neck and strangled her. He then dumped the body in the sand, took her phone and within a few days left the country after resigning from work.

The court did not reveal when M M was arrested and when he returned to the UAE.

Police were alerted after a body was found in Jebel Ali several days later.

“We found ID on the body identifying the deceased,” said policeman A A, 28. Police also found the victim’s mobile phone, which M M had used.

“We arrested him at his accommodation and found a list of calls between him and S B on his and her phone. Later he confessed that he had killed her,” A A said.

In court, M M denied a charge of premeditated murder and another of theft. “I don’t know anything about this case and when this happened I wasn’t even in the country.”

The next hearing will be on April 6.

Published: March 23, 2016 04:00 AM