RAK mystery fires ruled as arson

RAS AL KHAIMAH — Somebody was behind the mysterious fire accidents that took place last month in one house here, a laboratory test report issued by the General Directorate of Dubai Police (GDDP) said.

By Sadiq A. Salam

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Published: Fri 22 Sep 2006, 9:42 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:26 PM

The report also indicated that the perpetrator used cigarettes, lighter or matchsticks to cause the blaze, top informed official at RAK Civil Defence Department (RCDD) said.

The case dates back to few weeks ago when the house of a UAE national family caught fire in three different cases throughout three successive days without any apparent reasons. The case was earlier refereed to the Criminal Investigations Laboratory (CIL) of the GDDP for further extra investigations.

The fire destroyed three rooms of the house, located in Al Dhait area near the Emirates Sports and Cultural Club, and turned their furniture like carpets, TV and electrical appliances into rubbles.

Interviewed by Khaleej Times earlier, the house owner said that all their attempts to identify the fire accidents causes were in vain. „ We suddenly see columns of smoke rising from one of the room and when we reach there we find everything was burned beyond recognition,‰ he said. He also started thinking that some paranormal creatures are behind the mystifying accidents. The walls of one of the burned rooms bear some black drawings that resemble handprints of young and adult people. „ We think that these handprints are of the supernatural creatures that caused the accidents,‰ he added.

The mysterious occurrence forced the 24-member family to leave their house and seek shelter in the neighbouring residences. „ Literally speaking, we have become homeless and we don‚t know what to do now as the new academic year have just started and my sons and grandsons have this feeling of instability,‰ he said.

This paper has learned that based on the GDDP report, the RAK Police Department (RPD) initiated a large-scale investigations into the case to identify the person responsible for accidents.

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