A 25-year-old man is to have his right hand amputated after confessing to a burglary. R.A., a UAE national, was sentenced by the Sharia Court.

"The man confessed to the crime and showed no regret. The court, in this case, has to sentence him according to the Sharia law, which orders the thief to have his right hand amputated from the wrist," a source from the court told Gulf News.

R.A. broke into the house of another national with whom he had a financial dispute. He claimed the man owed him money. R.A. broke into the victim's house and stole valuables, including jewellery and cash.

The victim called the police and accused R.A. The suspect was arrested and he confessed that he did it out of revenge. The accused, however, has the right to appeal.