Man murders colleague over dish sponge dispute

Photo of the accused.

Muscat: The Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Oman Police (ROP) at Rustaq arrested a person of Asian nationality for allegedly murdering his colleague of the same nationality in the wilayat of Rustaq.

The arrest came after a report from Rustaq Hospital said the deceased died of severe wounds caused to him. After examining the body, it turned out that the deceased had left his sponsor and was working illegally.

After search and investigations, the ROP arrested the accused who admitted that he had stabbed the victim with a knife.

The accused murdered his colleague over a dispute over a sponge belonging to the defendant, which was used for washing plates. The accused has been referred to the Public Prosecution for trial.

Four robbers arrested
The ROP has arrested four persons of Asian nationality on the charges of committing theft at houses and stealing vehicles in the wilayat of Seeb.

The ROP arrested one of the accused while he was trying to burgle a house in the Mabelah area in the wilayat of Seeb. The accused confessed that the other three accused were his accomplices in committing thefts from eight houses and stealing 10 vehicles.

After raiding their house, the ROP seized electronic gadgets, watches, fake documents and other valuables they had stolen.

One of the accused had illegally entered the country.

The ROP has urged citizens and residents not to leave their houses open when they are not there, nor leave valuables where they are visible to outsiders.


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