Man blackmails coworker in Dubai, drives him to commit suicide
The court documents show that a Filipino hanged himself from a ceiling in the bathroom of his flat.
A man, who allegedly threatened a workmate with compromising photos while demanding a smart phone from him, was arrested by the police following the suicide of the victim, the Dubai Court of First Instance has heard.
Prosecutors accused the 23-year-old Pakistani worker of blackmail and making criminal threats after a suicide note, the victim had left behind, unravelled later how he had been intimidated by the defendant - who did not attend the first hearing of his trial.
The court documents show that a Filipino hanged himself from a ceiling in the bathroom of his flat in Al Qusais in June 2017. His suicide note demanded that a man be arrested, referring to him only by his initials.
The case dates back to July 29, 2017. Through investigation, the police could track down the defendant, the deceased's colleague, whose initials were the same as left on the note.
During interrogation, the accused admitted that he had threatened the victim with intimate photos of him with another man. He confessed that he had got the photos from that other man and later used them as a way to blackmail the victim. He had been pushing him into buying a smart phone for him or he would circulate those indecent pictures online. Public prosecution investigators found that he had even sent him those photos on WhatsApp.
The trial will continue on January 13.