A Pakistani construction worker, age 27, strangled his Indian workmate to death just to go to prison.
The Pakistani man wanted to go to jail to avoid going back home, because he was being threatened by his brother due to being sent a photo of him naked.
A police captain said an assault incident was reported at 2.25pm at a building construction site in Nad Al Hamar. “We learned that one of the persons involved in the fight died on the way to hospital. When we reached the scene, we found the defendant was caught by police patrol officers. Witnesses informed us having seen the defendant lying over the victim and strangling him with a piece of cloth.”
The captain told the prosecutor that the accused confessed to him having killed the victim with no prior disagreements. “He admitted that he killed the victim while the latter slept during the break time.
“He said he strangled the victim to death. He expressed his desire to enter prison as he did not want to travel back home. He claimed that a man filmed him naked and sent his photos to his brother in Pakistan and that his brother was threatening him. The worker claimed he was determined to commit any crime to go to prison.”
The police officer recalled that the accused looked normal right after the incident and did not show any signs of regret. “He confessed that he did not let go of the victim until he felt he became motionless.
“A 24-year-old Egyptian worker recounted that he and other workers saw the accused man strangling the victim while placing his right knee over his shoulder. “The victim was then bleeding from his nose. Even though we took the man away from the victim, the defendant strangled him again with the same piece of cloth.”