Three foreign nationals were arrested and one is wanted by police in connection to the homicide of a 40-year-old Egyptian electrician, whose body was found cut into pieces inside a suitcase abandoned next to a garbage dumpster in Athens’s Kallithea district last May.


The suspects are two 30-year-old Palestinians and a 35-year-old Algerian, while a 25-year-old Iraqi is still wanted, police said on Friday.

During questioning it was revealed that the Algerian had planned the murder in revenge because the victim had won an installation contract in a new building, a job sought after by the suspect.

The three suspects have reportedly confessed, while the 25-year-old Iraqi, who is wanted, allegedly fled the country soon after the incident.