Murdered woman's family rejects blood money offer

Dubai - During previous court hearings, the family had stated they would accept blood money and started negotiations with the accused

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Amira Agarib

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Published: Tue 8 Aug 2017, 10:09 PM

Last updated: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 12:10 AM

The family of the woman killed by her husband has declined the blood money offered by the killer, demanding the 'qasas' punishment.
The family of the Moroccan woman refused the money in return for giving up the demand for punishing the victim. The family's representative told the Sharjah Criminal Court that the family were sticking to their stand on the rightful punishment.
During previous court hearings, the family had stated they would accept blood money and started negotiations with the accused.
The man, an Omani national who was formerly a policeman, also asked for a pardon as he had a child to take care of.
The case dates back to October 22 last year, when the Sharjah Police received information that a woman had died in a residential building in Al Nahda area. A police team comprising CID and forensic experts rushed to the site and found the man, M.J.A., near the body of a woman. He said his 25-year-old wife, A.B. had died an hour ago.
Bruises on the woman's body indicated that she had been roughed up. In the following police investigation, the 35-year-old man who then worked with the Dubai Police, said that two days before the incident, he found his wife in a drunken state when he got home at midnight. He lost his temper and beat her up. She fell on the floor, crying. She then went into her room.
Two days later, he went back home to check on her and found that she had high fever and was shivering. "I rubbed her neck and chest with Vicks and gave her water. When I came back after one hour, I found her dead," he said. He said he then called the police.
amira@khaleejtimes.com



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