She was stabbed three times with a knife.
An Indian man who came to Dubai on a visit visa, killed his wife over suspicion that she was cheating on him, the Court of First Instance has heard.
According to public prosecution records, the 44-year-old Indian man, who is standing trial on a premeditated murder charge, went to his wife’s workplace in Al Quoz industrial area on September 9 last year.
In his confession during police interrogation and public prosecution investigation, he recounted how he and his wife had a heated argument on that day. Prior to that, he asked the victim’s boss at the office that why the latter had sent him a message, telling him that his wife was cheating on him with another man.
When they went outside the office, his wife, who was then very upset, blamed him for his behaviour, telling him that he embarrassed her in front of the manager. He then took out a knife and stabbed her three times, killing her on the spot.
A police lieutenant, who reported to the crime scene, said: “The woman was lying lifeless between the cars in the parking lot. She had deep stab wounds in her abdomen and left thigh. The crime weapon was found near her body.”
An Indian manager, 32, told the prosecutor that he could not reach the victim on the incident day. “I could not reach her on her mobile phone or the office phone. I sent the company driver after her to tell her to call me as I wanted her to send a price list to a customer.”
According to the manager, the driver called him back a few minutes later, telling him that the woman was lying outside the office in a pool of blood. “I went there and saw her badly injured. She was already dead.”
A driver said that he was on the job around 10.30am when he saw the victim’s body. He told his superior, who called the police.
Public prosecution records show that the defendant had arrived to the UAE on a visit visa about one month prior to the incident. Right after the incident, he took the metro to Jebel Ali. After the murder was reported, authorities launched a manhunt across the emirates. Police patrols arrested him when they spotted him wandering in that area holding a bag. He remains in detention.
The couple had two daughters in India. The victim had come to the UAE about one year earlier. She had been sharing accommodation with a female colleague while her husband was staying in Al Musaffah, Abu Dhabi.
The trial will continue on March 2.
Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…
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