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17 Indians sentenced to death for murder

By The Assam Tribune

DUBAI, March 29 (Agencies) - A Shariah court in Sharjah gave death sentence to Indians for killing a Pakistani and injuring three others during a fight in January last year.

The fight took place following a dispute over control of the illegal liquor business in Al Sajaa area of Sharjah. The convicted men were aged between 17 and 30 years.

The Shariah judge yesterday sentenced the 17 men to death after all evidence, including DNA tests, showed they had knifed the Pakistani to death. The victim died of multiple stab wounds.

The suspects had attempted to kill three of the victim�s compatriots, but they managed to escape their attackers and were rushed to Kuwaiti Hospital for treatment.

According to the three Pakistanis who survived, 50 people set upon them with knives on that fateful day last year, the Khaleej Times reported. Police rushed to the area and arrested the 17 Indians, who allegedly led the attack. The others were let off due to lack of evidence.

Sharjah prohibits sale and consumption of liquor but trade of illicit liquor thrives in the emirate.

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17 Indians sentenced to death for murder

DUBAI, March 29 (Agencies) - A Shariah court in Sharjah gave death sentence to Indians for killing a Pakistani and injuring three others during a fight in January last year.

The fight took place following a dispute over control of the illegal liquor business in Al Sajaa area of Sharjah. The convicted men were aged between 17 and 30 years.

The Shariah judge yesterday sentenced the 17 men to death after all evidence, including DNA tests, showed they had knifed the Pakistani to death. The victim died of multiple stab wounds.

The suspects had attempted to kill three of the victim�s compatriots, but they managed to escape their attackers and were rushed to Kuwaiti Hospital for treatment.

According to the three Pakistanis who survived, 50 people set upon them with knives on that fateful day last year, the Khaleej Times reported. Police rushed to the area and arrested the 17 Indians, who allegedly led the attack. The others were let off due to lack of evidence.

Sharjah prohibits sale and consumption of liquor but trade of illicit liquor thrives in the emirate.