Two killed in sword fight in Ajman, three arrested

Arrests were made less than 12 hours after the incident

18:00 January 7, 2018

Ajman: Ajman Police have arrested three Comoros men for allegedly killing two young Emiratis after a sword fight on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road in Ajman, an official said on Sunday.

The arrests were made less than 12 hours after the incident, said Colonel Abdullah Saif Al Matrooshi, Director of the Police Operations Department at Ajman Police. The police had received a report about the incident around midnight on Saturday.

A police team, including CID and crime scene officers rushed to the site where they found the body of a 22-year-old Emirati, identified as G.Y.H, who was run over by a car while he was trying to cross the road. A few metres away the police found the body of another 26-year-old Emirati who was stabbed to death with sword.

The police shifted S. K. R, a 30-year-old Comoran to Khalifa Hospital as he had sustained critical wounds in the brawl.

The police had launched a manhunt for the killers in coordination with Umm Al Quwain Police, leading to the arrest of three of the suspects.

The suspects were identified as A.H, 18, Y. M. K, 26, and M. H. M, 30, all of them are from Comoros.

The suspects have criminal records in the country and they have been referred to the Public Prosecution.

Col. Al Matroushi hailed the proficiency of the officers who managed to identify the suspects and arrest them soon after the incident.

Col Al Matroushi urged the public to immediately report any kind of illegal act or crime and refrain from circulating pictures and videos of the incident.

Meanwhile, Gulf News learnt that heated argument between two groups of people over drug peddling turned into a violent fight involving sharp weapons, leading to the death of two Emiratis.