UAE construction worker sentenced to death

Bangladeshi labourer pushed architect from top of building site in Abu Dhabi - report
Law
By Ashford Fernandez
Mon 25 Aug 2014 01:23 PM

A construction worker has been sentenced to death after admitting to friends he pushed his supervisor from the top of a building site in Abu Dhabi after police closed the case as an accident according to a report in 7Days.

The Bangladeshi man was found guilty of murdering the Arab architect and sentenced at Abu Dhabi Criminal Court.

Police had filed the case as an accident after their investigation concluded the architect fell from a building in the capital last year and died.

However, months later the court heard, the man revealed to workmates that he killed his boss because he was harassing him – and said that they should do the same to their foreman if he mistreated them too.

Prosecutors said the workers thought their colleague was joking but he then revealed the details of how he murdered the Arab man.

The worker told friends he pushed the architect, who was standing at the top of the under-construction building, and the man fell to the ground and died.

The worker said no-one saw him when he committed the crime.

Prosecutors said that the killer’s workmates listened to him in disbelief and decided to report him to the authorities. Police immediately arrested the Bangladeshi man.

The worker confessed to prosecutors that he killed his boss. He claimed that his boss was mistreating him at work.

The victim’s relatives refused to pardon the killer in return for blood money and insisted that the worker be given the death penalty.

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