In less than 12 hours after the incident, Sharjah Police have arrested a 42-year-old Pakistani national in connection with the murder of an Indian shopkeeper.
52-year-old Mohammed Ali was found with multiple stab wounds in a pool of blood inside Majestic Supermarket on Tuesday morning.
The police said that they received a call about the incident at the operation room at 8:15 am on Tuesday.
A police patrol, paramedics and a team from CID moved to the scene of the incident and they tried to save the life of the victim. However, the victim succumbed to injuries.
The police immediately formed a team of officers to identify and arrest the murderer. The team made a thorough search and located the murderer.
The police entrapped and arrested him at an undisclosed location in the emirate.
Police believe Mohammed Ali was killed over a financial dispute with the suspect and that their discussion became heated, leading to a violent confrontation in which the suspect attacked his victim.
During the interrogation, the murderer told the police that he planned to kill the victim using a knife which he was hiding in his pocket.
Based on his confession, the case has been referred to the public prosecution.
Col Mohammed Al Bayat, the Director of the Police Operation Department, hailed the efforts made by the CID officers who arrested the suspect in such a short time.
-Published on 29 December 2016