DUBAI // A janitor, suspected of stabbing a Filipina to death in the building where he worked, has been arrested by Dubai Police.
The man was arrested on February 19 after the woman’s flatmate returned home and found her body on the floor of their apartment.
Investigations and fingerprint evidence led police to a janitor who worked in the building.
Dubai Police said the man confessed to the murder following his arrest.
The janitor was cleaning floors at around 8am on the day of the incident, when the victim kicked over his water bucket. It is believed the man decided to seek revenge and went to the victim’s apartment at 2pm the same day, gagged her and stabbed her to death.
Police said he was arrested less than 24 hours after the incident.
The man has been referred to public prosecution.
Source: uae news