KUWAIT: A man shot and killed his brother before being arrested in Omariya yesterday. Police responded to a call about a shooting incident in which a citizen shot his brother in the head and escaped. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene, and a manhunt began in pursuit of the suspect who detectives discovered was released from prison only a week before the crime took place. The suspect was arrested after his car ran out of fuel, and police found the murder weapon – an AK-47 -in the car, the interior ministry’s relations and security information department said. The man had reportedly served time in prison over a case in which he was found guilty of physically assaulting a family member. He was sent to the proper authorities for further action.
10,700 tickets issued
Police issued 10,700 traffic tickets, impounded 596 vehicles and 53 motorcycles, sent 70 juveniles to concerned authorities, and arrested 53 persons during the national celebrations. They also dealt with seven cases of run-over accidents and 80 fights, while arresting 10 people in possession of drugs.
Drunk policeman arrested
Mubarak Al-Kabeer police arrested a Lieutenant Colonel who was busted driving under the influence of alcohol. Patrol police pulled the driver over at a street in the area, and placed him under arrest after discovering that he was drunk. Furthermore, police found two bottles of liquor inside the man’s car.
Kuwait Municipality’s public relations department said 54 complaints were received on its hotline in January, including complaints about garbage, failure to empty and clean containers, requesting containers, discarded furniture and fallen trees in front of homes and yards. The report said the highest number of complaints was in Hawally governorate with 12, followed by Ahmadi with 11, the Capital with 10, Farwaniya with nine, Jahra with seven and Mubarak Al-Kabeer with five complaints.
Firemen rescued a worker who fell from a height while working at a Farwaniya building, and handed him to paramedics.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun