A Pakistani technician is facing charges of pre-mediated murder for allegedly killing his Indian supervisor after he denied his request to go on leave.
The accused, 25, had requested to travel but was unable to after his application was rejected in August, Gulf News reported.
The worker was infuriated after his boss refused to talk to him when he tried to approach him a week after submitting his request in the Jebel Ali industrial area.
Prosecutors say the suspect then had a heated argument with the supervisor before stabbing him repeatedly, killing him on the spot. He also tried to attack another coworker but was overpowered by him.
They also said that the accused had admitted to stabbing and killing his supervisor.
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However, the suspect pleaded "not guilty" before the Dubai Court of First Instance. “No, I did not,” the suspect was quoted as telling the presiding judge Fahd Al Shamsi.
Forensic examiner of the police confirmed that the victim had received fatal wounds in his kidney and lungs.
A police brigadier told prosecutors. “A witness, who was interrogated at the crime scene, alleged that the suspect had had hidden the knife it in his dress."
"When we arrived at the crime scene, the co-worker had restrained the suspect, whose hands and clothes were covered in blood,” the brigadier prosecutors," he added.
The case has been adjourned on January 14 until the court appoints a lawyer to defend the suspect.
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