Dubai: A 35-year-old Indian driver was sentenced to death here for brutally murdering his former boss, also an Indian, by bludgeoning him with a hammer and stabbing him 30 times following a dispute over salary.
The Dubai Court of First Instance on Wednesday sentenced the driver, identified only as N K, to death. The verdict remains subject to appeal within 15 days. The victim allegedly owed the accused 45,000 dirhams in salary. The murder took place in July last year, local media reports said.
“The court has unanimously agreed that the defendant will be executed. The knife and hammer [used in the crime] will also be confiscated,” Presiding Judge Maher Salama Al Mahdi said.