Hus­band killed by wife and her lover

Po­lice say woman was sick of ar­gu­ing

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Nawal Al Ramahi @nawal_ramahi

A woman and her al­leged lover have been ar­rested af­ter her hus­band’s burn­ing body was found dumped in an in­dus­trial area in Dubai.

Dubai Po­lice re­leased de­tails of the crime af­ter the man and woman were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of pre­med­i­tated mur­der. Of­fi­cers said they killed the woman’s hus­band as she wanted to end the mar­riage fol­low­ing a series of fu­ri­ous rows be­tween the cou­ple.

The wife, a 24-year-old Co­moros Is­land na­tional, had been hav­ing an af­fair with her co-ac­cused, who was close friend of her hus­band, be­hind his back, po­lice said.

Ac­cord­ing to the force, the woman and her lover, 27, (both pic­tured) plot­ted to kill the hus­band and had planned to tell his fam­ily and friends that he had gone miss­ing while on a fish­ing trip.

How­ever, their plan was foiled when a se­cu­rity guard stum­bled on the naked body of their vic­tim near a ware­house in Al Qu­sais on Oc­to­ber 15. Po­lice said the hus­band’s head had been doused with petrol and set alight in a bid to pre­vent him from be­ing iden­ti­fied.

Ma­jor Gen­eral Khamis Mat­tar Al Muzaina, Di­rec­tor of Dubai Po­lice, said: “The se­cu­rity of­fi­cer said that he was do­ing his usual in­spec­tions when he found the de­ceased’s body on fire.”

He said of­fi­cers were even­tu­ally able to iden­tify the hus­band, who was 26, and went to ques­tion his wife. He said they found her eva­sive and ner­vous, lead­ing them to sus­pect she had a hand in her hus­band’s death.

Al Muzaina said: “The woman claimed her hus­band had dis­ap­peared 14 days ago af­ter he went on a fish­ing trip. “Po­lice no­ticed that she was shaky and disin­gen­u­ous. Of­fi­cers col­lected more ev­i­dence and ques­tioned her again. “The woman con­fessed that she had been hav­ing an il­le­gal af­fair with the vic­tim’s friend for al­most two years.” He added: “She also told po­lice that she had many problems with the de­ceased and that she used to go out with her lover, who’s also her hus­band’s friend, se­cretly.” He said on the day of the mur­der the hus­band and wife had a fu­ri­ous row and he left their home. He ar­ranged to meet his friend – the man his wife was see­ing – to talk about his mar­i­tal problems, un­aware that they had plot­ted to kill him. The friend drove them to Al Qu­sais then turned on the hus­band, strik­ing his head on a rock then run­ning over him sev­eral times to en­sure he was dead. He then drove to a ser­vice sta­tion, bought petrol and re­turned to burn the body. Gen­eral Khalil Ibrahim Al Man­souri, As­sis­tant Chief of Dubai Po­lice for Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions, told 7DAYS: “The woman told po­lice that she had many fam­ily re­lated fights with de­ceased man. “There­fore, she planned with her se­cret lover to get rid of her hus­band.” The sus­pects have been re­ferred to pub­lic pros­e­cu­tion.

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