Dubai Electrician Jailed For Murdering Co-Worker Over Smelly Feet

Prosecutors in Dubai have won their appeal against an electrician – whose initial 5 years prison sentence was doubled to 10 years after he killed his co-worker with a razor – all because he had smelly feet.

According to Gulf News, the Pakistani electrician and his fellow countryman were resting in an air-conditioned room during their lunch break in July of 2016.

The co-worker was resting on the floor and put his feet up facing the electrician’s face before the latter asked him to remove his feet as they smelled terrible.

When the co-worker refused to do so, the two men had an argument which eventually led to a fight, before other colleagues intervened and stopped it.

Shortly after the initial altercation, the 22-year-old went to a nearby warehouse at a construction site, came back with a razor and then stabbed the co-worker in his neck.

Image credit: Emirates 24/7

Surveillance footage shows the electrician hiding the razor behind him before he stabbed his co-worker several times.

Medical reports indicate that the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical condition where he suffered excessive bleeding and then slipped into a coma.

Despite several operations and extensive recovery procedures, the man died due to his acute injuries of July 31.

Judge Eisa Al Sharif sentenced the accused to 10 years in jail and he will be deported after serving his punishment.

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