Man Arrested For Decapitating Relative


Sharjah Police have arrested a Bangladeshi man believed to have been involved in the grisly discovery of a victim who was discovered dismembered and buried in one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirate.

The suspect is accused of killing his relative and then chopping his body into pieces over a financial dispute, according to an official at Sharjah Public prosecution.

The deceased thought to be in his late thirties, had asked the suspect, identified as Jabar (real name withheld), in his forties, to return Dh5,000 (about N86,400) owed to him, but the accused refused.

Police believe the discussion became heated and then escalated leading to a violent confrontation in which the suspect attacked his victim and later decapitated him.

Police said the suspect then buried the head and one of the victim’s hands at a distance of 100m from where he buried the body to hide his grisly act.

Sharjah police managed to identity and track the suspect in less than 24 hours and then brought him into custody after the body was found last Sunday night in the Muweilah area after residents alerted police to the situation.

The body has been transferred to the forensic laboratory for autopsy.

Police have launched a full investigation into the death, an official at Sharjah police said, adding that the case has been referred to Sharjah Public prosecution.