Dubai: Man murders girlfriend for cheating on him, sentenced to life imprisonment

The 32-year-old turned himself in at a police station



by

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Wed 31 Aug 2022, 6:59 AM

Last updated: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 6:46 AM

A 32-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his girlfriend who he said was cheating on him.

The case dates back to July 2019, when the young man entered a police station in Dubai with his clothes stained in blood.

The officer on duty told the Public Prosecution during investigations that after asking his colleagues to detain the man, he went to the man's car where he was shocked to find a girl with her throat slit open and several stab wounds all over her body.

A large knife was also found in the back seat of the car. He informed the crime scene department about finding and they collected evidence from the crime.

During interrogations, the man told the officer: "Sir, I killed my girlfriend."

The accused said that he had been in a romantic relationship with the victim for five years when he discovered that she was in a relationship with another man. He said he even contacted the girl's family in her home country, who asked him to bring her and visit them back home. The accused said he decided to tell his girlfriend about this, and made up his mind to kill her if she refused to go with him to their home country.

He said that he bought a knife with the intention of using it and kept it in his vehicle. On the evening of the incident, he drove to a parking lot near the victim's house and asked her to come and meet him. She came and sat next to him in the passenger seat and they talked about returning to her home country.

The accused said that the conversation lasted for about three hours. He said he told her that he was in love with her and wanted to marry her, but the girl told him that her family did not want her to marry him and refused his proposal. The man said the girl also insulted him.

He confessed to stabbing her in the neck and at different places of her body, even as the girl cried in pain and begged him to stop. Once she was dead, he threw the knife on the back seat and turned himself in at the nearest police station.

During the court session, the accused admitted to stabbing the victim with the intention to kill her.

The court convicted him of premeditated murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

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