Man kills maid after entering Dubai villa
Dubai - The man also beat the family's pet dog very badly.
A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder at a Dubai court after he struck a Filipina housemaid to death at her sponsor's villa in Al Barsha.
According to public prosecution records, the Pakistani man, who works as a construction worker, went to the villa on March 9, looking for valuables to steal.
During investigation, he claimed he only meant to make the victim lose consciousness so he could go about what he went for. But after he struck her with a metallic piece, he panicked when he saw she was bleeding profusely. The man also beat the family's pet dog very badly.
At the Dubai Court of First Instance, he denied charges of murder and attempted armed robbery at night, trespass and aggravated assault of a pet.
A police captain told the prosecutor they arrested the defendant in connection with the case.
"He confessed he entered the villa looking for valuables to steal. He used to work there as a gardener before he got into a labour dispute with the contracting company he worked for. The man knew the place and made his way inside the premises through an opening in the fence. He claimed he had no intention to kill the victim."
Another police captain, who interrogated the accused, said that the latter admitted he hit the victim on her head with the intention to kill her as he was worried she saw his face. He assaulted her from behind, the cop added.
The villa owner, a 59-year-old Tanzanian manager, said he was with his wife at a hotel playing golf at the time of the incident.
The forensic doctor explained that the victim had multiple head injuries and hand defensive wounds as well. The murder tool could be a heavy driller, the one used in landscaping.
The alleged killer will be sentenced on August 18.