Dubai, Feb 8(ANI): Six Pakistani men have been jailed for life in Dubai after a court convicted them of murdering an Indian guard by stuffing a cloth in his mouth and battering him with concrete blocks.
According to Gulf News, the Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced each of the defendants to life imprisonment to be followed by deportation.
Prosecutors had asked the court to hand death sentence to the defendants, alleging that they had murdered the guard, while stealing electric cables from a warehouse in Nad Al Sheba.
The presiding judge also jailed two other Pakistani men to three years, followed by deportation. They were convicted of possessing the stolen cables.
According to reports, one of the suspects had admitted that after the Indian man died, they went to Sharjah to sell the cables.
The judgment remains subject to appeal within 15 days. (ANI)