Abu Dhabi: Seven women charged with murder say their victim was forcing them to work as prostitutes.

The defendants told public prosecution officials the victim was withholding their passports and was using them to run a brothel.

Investigations revealed the deceased had taken the Bengali women from a domestic helpers’ recruitment agency in Ajman, giving them the impression that they had been hired as domestic workers.

The man then took them to his Al Ain home where he held them and forced them into prostitution. According to court documents the women devised a plan to kill him and flee his home.

The women also reportedly confessed to the crime before the Public Prosecution adding that one of them told the victim that she was going to give him a massage while the other defendants tied him down and choked him.

Medical reports found the victim died from asphyxiation.