A 27-year-old man who stabbed a man to death inside the underground car park of the Xclusive hotel apartments in Bur Dubai, Dubai has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The Indian perpetrator reportedly attacked the other man after posting a scandalous photo of his sister on Facebook, reports The National newspaper.
The convicted man denied a charge of premeditated murder at Dubai Criminal Court, saying it was an act of self defence and he did not mean to kill the man. However, prosecutors have demanded the death penalty after arguing he planned the crime by hiding a knife under his clothes before heading to the Xclusive hotel apartments on May 30 last year.
A Moroccan security guard at the hotel reportedly witnessed the crime on the hotel’s security cameras.
"After he was taken by surprise and attacked, the victim tried to get up, walked few steps, then fell down," the security guard is reported to have said.
Police investigations have reportedly revealed that the dispute between the killer and his victim was because of a picture of KA's sister on Facebook, though no other details about the dispute were given in records.
The convicted man was arrested after blood drops that did not match those of the victim were found at the scene.
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