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Indian stabbed to death in Dubai

Manohar, 37, was stabbed by his brother-in-law Hari at a restaurant in the Deira City Centre, Dubai.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 17:13 IST

An Indian succumbed to his injuries on Friday after he was stabbed by his brother-in-law at a restaurant in Dubai, reports said on Saturday.

Manohar, 37, was stabbed by Hari after the two were seen engaged in a conversation at the Triveni Restaurant at the Deira City Centre.

According to reports, the victim, who worked at a Dubai flower shop, had come for lunch when the incident happened.

Hari worked as a taxi driver in the emirate of Umm Al Qawain.

"Ashokan, the restaurant manager, had just come back from vacation in India. Prior to going on vacation he had entrusted Hari, a relative, to supervise the day-to-day affairs of the restaurant.

Manohar used to come to the restaurant to have lunch," a worker in the restaurant told Gulf News.

According to Ashokan, Hari was manning the cash counter around 2.30 p.m. Thursday when the incident took place.

"They (Hari and Manohar) struck up a conversation on family matters, and all of a sudden Hari grabbed a kitchen knife that was on the counter.

Manohar was stabbed in the neck and midriff," the Gulf News report quoted Ashokan as saying.

Police rushed to the restaurant where they found Manohar battling for life. He was rushed to the Rashid Hospital where he finally succumbed to his injuries Friday.

Hari, who is married to Manohar's sister, is now in police custody.

Both the victim and the perpetrator of the crime hailed from Varkala town in Kerala.

First Published: Oct 28, 2006 17:13 IST