Sui­cide case turns out to be mur­der

Sus­pect tried to mis­lead po­lice by leav­ing worker’s body on his bed with cloth tied around neck

Gulf News - - Nation - BY AGHADDIR ALI Staff Re­porter

In­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Ras Al Khaimah Po­lice has re­vealed that the death of a worker which was first re­ported as a sui­cide was ac­tu­ally mur­der.

The Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CID) solved the mystery in less than 24 hours though the sus­pect had tried to mis­lead po­lice.

Colonel Ab­dul­lah Al Munkis, di­rec­tor of the CID, said the po­lice man­aged to iden­tify and track down the sus­pect after the body was found at a labour ac­com­mo­da­tion on Fri­day night.

The body of the Asian worker was found on his bed with a piece of cloth tied around his neck which gave the im­pres­sion that the vic­tim had com­mit­ted sui­cide. A foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed in­juries on the body.

Soon after, the po­lice ar­rested an Asian man who claimed that he found the vic­tim dead on his bed.

Sub­se­quent in­ter­ro­ga­tion re­vealed that the sus­pect killed his com­pa­triot over a per­sonal dis­pute. He told the po­lice that both of them had a heated ar­gu­ment which snow­balled into a vi­o­lent con­fronta­tion at the end of which the sus­pect stran­gled the vic­tim us­ing a piece of cloth.

He then placed the body on the lat­ter’s bed and ar­ranged the scene of crime to make it ap­pear like a sui­cide.

The case has been re­ferred to the pros­e­cu­tion.

The foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed in­juries on the body. Po­lice ar­rested a worker who claimed he found the vic­tim dead.

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