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Indian expat in Dubai kills wife outside office over cheating

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A Dubai expat killed his wife over suspicion that she was cheating on him, the Court of First Instance has heard.

According to public prosecution records, the 44-year-old Indian man, who is standing trial on a premeditated murder charge, went to his wife's workplace in Al Quoz industrial area on September 9 last year.

In his confession during police interrogation and public prosecution investigation, he recounted how they (he and his wife) had a heated argument on that day. Prior to that, he asked the victim's boss at the office about the reason he had sent him a message when he was in India, telling him that his wife was cheating on him with another man.

When they went outside the office, his wife, who was then very upset, blamed him for his behavior telling him that he embarrassed her in front of the manager. He then took out a knife stabbing her three times in different parts of her body killing her on the spot.

A police lieutenant, who reported to the crime scene, said: "The woman looked in her 40s. She was lying lifeless between the cars in the parking lot. She had deep stab wounds in her abdomen and left thigh. The crime weapon was found near her body."

An Indian manager, 32, told the prosecutor that he could not reach the victim on the incident day. "I could not reach her on her mobile phone or the office landline. I sent the company driver after her to tell her to call me as I wanted her to send a price list to a customer."

According to the manager, the driver called him back few minutes later, telling him that the woman was lying outside the office in a pool of blood. "I went there and saw her badly injured. She was already dead."

A driver said that he was on the job around 10.30am when he saw the victim's body lying down. He told his superior who called the police.

Public prosecution records show that the defendant had arrived to the UAE on a visit visa about one month prior to the incident. Right after the incident, he took the metro to Jebel Ali. After the murder was reported, authorities launched a wide manhunt across the emirates. Police patrols arrested him when they spotted him wandering in that area holding a bag. He remains in detention.

The couple had two daughters in India. The victim had come to the UAE about one year earlier. She had been sharing accommodation with a female colleague while her husband was staying in Al Musaffah, Abu Dhabi.

The trial will continue on March 2.

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