A British tourist was beaten to death at a Dubai police station after being arrested over allegations of assault, intimidating behaviour and use of abusive language.
Bradley Brown, from London, fled alone to Dubai for a holiday where he was staying at the Burj al Arab hotel. He was arrested on April 6.
Police sources say he was 'badly beaten up' by a group of police officers, leaving him unconscious on the floor.
Inmates said they watched officers bundle him into a body-bag and drag him out of the building.
According to the sources, Brown was was thrown against the concrete wall of a cell or was beaten badly, resulting in terrible internal injuries, The Daily Mail reports.
During Brown's six days at the Dubai police station, guards refused to give him enough food and water and did not let him see a lawyer.
His sister learned about the attack when she received a phone call from an inmate, who found her phone number on a photocopy of Brown's passport which had been left behind in the cell.
Later, she received another phone call from the inmate, saying he had seen her brother's body being taken out in a body-bag.
A British embassy spokesman confirmed that Brown had died in custody and said the embassy is taking the allegations very seriously.
"We are launching an investigation and working with Dubai Police," said the embassy spokesman.