Crime and Courts

UAE: 2 brothers charged with murder after running over 65-year-old store owner

Afkar Abdullah /Sharjah Filed on February 4, 2021
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They were also accused of stealing money from the victim's smoking supplies shop.

Two Arab brothers, aged 18 and 23, have stood trial in Sharjah on charges of premeditated murder. They are accused of deliberately throwing a 65-year-old man off their SUV and running him over. The victim died on the spot.

The Sharjah Appeals Court recently heard the murder case, which reportedly happened in July last year. The elderly man ran a smoking supplies shop and on the day of the incident, the two brothers went into his store, public prosecution records show.

The duo stole the store owner’s money, prompting the latter to run after them. He was able to get into their SUV, driven by one of the defendants. As they sped off, they reportedly threw the elderly man off the vehicle and ran him over, according to court documents.

Besides the murder case, the duo were also on trial for theft, violating traffic rules, and failure to report the incident to the police.

The public prosecution also accused the first defendant of illegaly replacing his SUV’s number plate with one from another vehicle.

Afkar Abdullah

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