Crime and Courts

Man gets life imprisonment for strangling wife to death in UAE

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on December 2, 2019
UAE, Ras Al Khaimah, Crime, court, UAE crime, News

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The court also ordered the culprit to pay the blood money to the heirs of the victim.

A man was sentenced to life-time in jail by the Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court for strangling his wife to death using a cushion. He had also shifted her body to the kitchen and set fire to mislead investigators.

The court, presided over by chief judge Sameh Shaker, also ordered the culprit, F.A., to pay the due diya (blood money) to the heirs of the victim.

As per the indictment sheet, the RAK Public Prosecution charged the suspect with premeditated murder. The prosecution witnesses testified that there were family disputes between the suspect and the victim.

Police investigations showed traces of victim's blood on one of the cushions in the main bedroom. Also, the house fire erupted from three different spots outside the kitchen, from pieces of cloth. The contents of the kitchen were untouched showing that the fire was purposefully ignited over short periods of time.

According to the medical report, there were no carbon or smoke deposits in the trachea of the victim. This indicated that she was already dead before the fire started in the kitchen, while traces of blood were found in different spots in the main bedroom, and on the floor and carpet.

The court concluded that the fire was deliberately set up, while the little smoke reported can not be blamed for the suffocation of the victim, particularly in the presence of fresh air in the kitchen.


Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.

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