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09 December 2023

Death penalty for strangling maid to death

By Staff

Court of First Instance awarded capital punishment to an Indian who strangled a housemaid to death, reported 'Khaleej Times'.

The verdict is open to appeal within 15 days.

He is found guilty of killing an Asian woman in his sponsor’s car on June 14, 2009, by strangling her with her headscarf. He was earlier charged with premeditated murder linked with molestation.

An Emirati sergeant said police found the body in a parking lot in Muttaina, Muraqqabat.

Police put out pictures in a local newspaper asking people to identify the body. On seeing the photographs, the dead woman’s sponsor came forward and informed the police that the defendant was his assistant and had accompanied the victim to the municipality clinic in Naif for a medical fitness test.

The accused confessed to buying her juice and biscuits and then molesting her because she did not object to his advances. However, she panicked when she started bleeding. In order to calm her down he pulled the car on the side of a road inAl Hamriyah but she threatened him saying she would complain to their employer. SO in a fit of anger he tightened her headscarf around her neck for abouttwo minutes until she stopped breathing.

He later discarded the body in a sandy, desolate spot in Muttaina area of Tawwar.

The corpse was found by a Moroccan bus driver the same day, who informed the police.