Sharjah Police has categorically denied reports that a ‘gang’ from one nationality, forcibly entered an Asian shop in Rolla and killed the shop owner for revenge.
Brigadier Mohammed Eid Al Mazloom, Director General of Sharjah Police Operations denounced newspapers for fabricating the ‘gang’. He said none of the journalists met any of the officers of Sharjah Police to obtain ‘correct’ information.
Reports said a fight took place on Saturday evening at Ghuwair market that is frequented by a large number of Asians. An altercation between a vendor and a shopkeeper developed into a fistfight between a group of them. A knife was used to fatally stab the seller. Four other people were injured with simple to medium injuries.
Upon receipt of the communication of the incident, police went to the site with teams from the Department of Criminal Investigation, which controlled the situation, and transported the injured to hospital.
Sharjah Police arrested a number of perpetrators, and followed procedures to identify all the participants involved in the incident and arrest them.
Some people are still being sought for their involvement in the brawl, as well as police is still completing some procedures at the crime scene. It called on news media not to comment or report on the incident before the completion of the proceedings.
Brigadier Al Mazloom stressed that newspapers and their reporters need to investigate the accuracy and adhere to official sources before publishing news or false information that could give rise to confusion and concern among the public opinion.