Ras Al Khaimah

Man stabs brother, sets parents on fire in UAE

Ahmed Shaaban/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on December 12, 2016 | Last updated on December 12, 2016 at 01.57 pm
Man stabs brother, sets parents on fire in UAE

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The Ras Al Khaimah Police, following few hours of intensive search and investigations, managed to arrest the suspect behind the massive fire in which a man and woman were killed.

Brigadier Abdullah Khamis Al Hadidi, deputy chief commandant of the RAK police, said the 38-year-old elder son of the deceased, who was at large, proved to be the one behind the crime in which his younger brother was slightly injured as well.

"The younger son told the police that his elder brother purposefully set their father, mother and the house on fire, and stabbed him with a knife to kill them all due to family disputes."

Searching for the suspect, who is said to be suffering mental disorders, in every nook and corner in the emirate, the CID team tracked him down to his hideout in a mountainous area, he added.

"Investigations are on to identify the elder son's motives behind the fire, and how he committed this terrible crime whereas the medical reports on his mental health have been requested from the bodies concerned."

Brigadier Ghanim Ahmed Ghanim, director general of the police operations room, said the civil defence department was alerted about the fire at around 7:30am. "A number of civil defence vehicles and firefighters were summoned to the scene to put out the huge fire, which they managed to contain before it spread to nearby houses."

He said that parents need to observe their own children from an early age, bring them up in a proper way, and give more attention to special needs children and those suffering mental disorders, to prevent them from involving themselves in any crime.

"The public is also advised to stop mongering rumours on social media which sometimes affect the police procedures and create a chaos among members of the society."

The 62-year-old Emirati man, who was in a critical condition after a massive fire that gutted most rooms of his house at Julphar area in Ras Al Khaimah early on Sunday, was declared dead on Monday.

Medical sources told Khaleej Times that the man, identified as K.A.O., could not survive the 90 to 100 per cent burns he suffered in the inferno. "The senior Emirati man was airlifted in an ambulance chopper to a hospital in Abu Dhabi late yesterday, but his condition was so critical, and he could not make it and succumbed to his fatal injuries."

The man's wife, who was also badly burnt due to the fire, was unfortunately declared dead shortly after being rushed to the Saqr government hospital for treatment and medical care early on Sunday.

"Though the 57-year-old woman, identified as N.A., was totally burnt, she was admitted to intensive care unit where all the specialists and consultants concerned tried hard to save her life, but she breathed her last," they said. "The 27-year-old son of the deceased was also injured and burnt in the fire, but his condition is stable as he received the timely treatment as due."

The man's wife was supposed to be buried at the Hudaiba Cemetery in Ras Al Khaimah late on Sunday, according to a relative of the family. "However, the funeral prayer was postponed twice; first after the Dhuhr or Noon Prayer and then after the Asr or Late Afternoon Prayer on Monday at the Shaikha Sabah mosque."


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