UAE: Man smashes roommate's head, reports fall death

Dubai - According to primary investigation, it seemed that the victim fell from the upper bed, hitting his face on the ground.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 9:21 AM

The Dubai Police have arrested a 46-year-old Asian man for allegedly murdering his roommate by smashing the victim’s head while he was sleeping.

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According to a police official, the suspect used some hard tools to hit the victim’s head following a financial dispute. He called the operations room after the incident and reported that his roommate died after falling off an upper bunk bed in his sleep.

A team of officers from the criminal investigation department and crime scene experts reached the site in Al Muhaisnah area where they found the body of a man in his late thirties inside the room. The body and the entire floor of the room were covered with blood.

According to primary investigation at the crime scene, it seemed that the victim fell from the upper bed, hitting his face on the ground.

However, during inspection of the body, the forensic expert found two blows on the head and a broken arm, indicating a criminal act.

The body was then transferred to the forensic medicine office, while a team of criminal investigators started interrogating the roommate. The suspect told the police that he had left the room at 5am and returned later to find his friend dead in the room. However, the interrogating officer found blood stains in his shirt, which matched with the victim’s blood sample.

Upon confronting him with the evidence, the suspect confessed to smashing the head of the victim using a hard tool while he was sleeping. He said there were some financial disputes between them, which prompted him to do the crime.

He also admitted that he dumped the murder weapon in a garbage area after the crime. The suspect has been referred to the Public Prosecution for further investigation.

Photo: Reuters file
Photo: Reuters file

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