Omani ar­rested for killing his men­tally-ill brother

Fa­ther too ar­rested as he helped his son to de­stroy the ev­i­dence

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE -

In a crime that has shaken the Omani so­ci­ety to the core, a men­tally-ill man was killed by his own brother on the first day of Eid al Fitr. The ac­cused killed his brother by driv­ing a car over him in Ma’abela.

Giv­ing de­tails about the shock­ing in­ci­dent, 1st Lt Jummah bin Ab­dul­lah al Ka’bi from the Depart­ment of In­quiries and Crim­i­nal In­ves­tiga- tions at Mus­cat Po­lice Head­quar­ters said, “Af­ter the mat­ter was re­ported to a lo­cal po­lice sta­tion, I vis­ited the ac­ci­dent site. It look like a usual hit-an­drun ac­ci­dent with blood all around. All ev­i­dences pointed to­wards a speed­ing car run­ning over a per­son.”

On fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion, he said, “I found that there were no brake marks nor were there any car parts ex­cept for a small piece that I found at some dis­tance from the vic­tim’s body. It was a piece of the car’s head­light. That cru­cial piece of ev­i­dence helped us to de­ter­mine that it was not a nor­mal road ac­ci­dent.”

He said that the head­light’s piece helped us to know about the make and model of the ve­hi­cle. “Our in­ves­ti­ga­tion team found out about the owner of the ve­hi­cle. We were shocked to know that the killer was the brother of the de­ceased.”

1st Lt Ka’bi said that the ac­cused had bought this car espe- cially to com­mit the crime. “He de­stroyed the car and dumped it in a wadi with the help of his fa­ther who knew about the plan from the very be­gin­ning. Both have been ar­rested. The brother has con­fessed to the crime. His fa­ther said that his men­tally-ill son was a bur­den on the fam­ily and had no job. He was also a source of ir­ri­ta­tion at home.”

Both have been re­ferred to the Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion to com­plete the le­gal pro­ce­dures pend­ing trial.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Oman

© PressReader. All rights reserved.