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Indian arrested in UAE for murdering compatriot

Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS)- Police in the emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have arrested an Indian man for the alleged murder of a 28-year-old compatriot 24 hours after the crime, media reported.

Police said Monday that they received a call Sunday saying that the body of an Indian was lying on a chair in the guard's room of a construction company in Al Dhaid area.

A team of forensic experts, patrol, ambulance and public prosecution officials, rushed to the scene and found the body in a pool of blood as the victim had been hit in the head with a blunt tool, Khaleej Times reported.

After collecting all the information about the victim, identified only by his initials A.T.S, and his connections, police zeroed in on the suspect and arrested him.

He reportedly confessed to committing the crime during interrogation, saying that the victim had insulted him the day before.

The suspect has been referred to Al Dhaid public prosecution.