UAE executes Sri Lankan expat

UAE executes Sri Lankan expat

UAE executes Sri Lankan expat

Written by Kumudu Jayawardana

22 Jan, 2014 | 8:57 am

A Sri Lanka expatriate was executed in the UAE on Tuesday for the murder of an Emirati resident, Arabian Business has confirmed.

Ravindra Krishna Pillai, a 19-year-old male electrician, was convicted of premeditated murder after he was found guilty of fatally running over the Emirati in an SUV during an argument between the two.

The execution, believed to have been by firing squad, took place Tuesday morning in Sharjah.

Executions are rare in the UAE and a leading official told Arabian Business authorities had made every effort to persuade the victim’s family to accept Pillai’s offer of blood money but they insisted on the death penalty being enforced.

SOURCE: Arabian Business

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