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Posted at: Sep 11, 2018, 4:04 PM; last updated: Sep 11, 2018, 5:52 PM (IST)

Indian man kills roommate for talking loudly on phone in Dubai

Indian man kills roommate for talking loudly on phone in Dubai
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Dubai, September 11

An Indian man is facing murder charges in a Dubai court for allegedly killing his roommate for talking loudly on his mobile phone, according to a media report.

The 37-year-old construction worker has been charged with murder and consuming alcohol without a license at the Court of First Instance, the Khaleej Times reported.

The Indian worker, who was drunk, fatally stabbed the victim during a farewell party for the latter on March 30 in Al Qusais, a witness alleged.

The victim, who has not been identified, was due to leave for his home country.

During the party, a brawl ensued between the accused and the victim over latter talking loudly on his mobile phone, the witness was quoted as saying.

"The accused picked a knife from beneath a bed and stabbed the victim in the abdomen. He then pulled the knife and rushed out," he said.

A CCTV footage at the building showed the accused hiding the knife under his clothes when he entered a restroom and walking out without it.

The cause of the death, as shown in the forensic report, was a severe bleeding because of a deep stab wound, the report said.

The trial has been adjourned to October 7. PTI

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