‘Mafia’ friend in threat to sever head
A woman has told of how a friend became obsessed with her and threatened to “cut her head off her body” unless she agreed to marry him, writes Nawal Al Ramahi. The Belarusian, 29, said the Indian company manager, 41, claimed he was mafia and she should “call me if you want to save your life”. Dubai Court of First Instance heard the pair had been friends for three years but that turned sour after he became obsessed with her and began drinking heavily. The suspect went on trial at Dubai Court of First Instance yesterday. He allegedly sent the woman a message that read: “I will kill you and kill everyone and I’m happy to go to jail. “Call me if you want to save your life. You better call me and you know that I can find out where you are as you know I’m from the mafia. I will cut your head off your body before I let you marry another.” The defendant admitted his crime in court yesterday: “I was wrong to do so.” He also stated that he is married. The victim said she stopped talking to him since the start of this year. She said: “His behaviour changed totally. He started to drink lots of alcohol, get angry all the time and he became aggressive.” The victim said her ex-friend tried to force his way into her apartment in Al Barsha on July 14 at 10pm and it was then that she called police. The case will reconvene on November 1.