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Woman jumps to death with cancer stricken son in Dubai

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 10/10/2017 Amira Agarib
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The crime scene department of the Dubai Police has got evidence that shows that there was no criminal conspiracy behind the case of a woman who recently jumped to her death with her 4-year-old son from a hotel in Bur Dubai.

Officials found footage from a CCTV camera on a building opposite the hotel, which rules out any foul play or involvement of a third person in the incident.

Colonel Ahmad Humaid Al Marri, director of crime scene department of criminal evidence and criminology, said the police found two letters written by the woman. The first one was addressed to the police, which said that she was committing suicide as her child suffered from cancer and she couldn't live seeing him in his painful condition. In the second one, she apologised to her husband for taking the extreme step and for depriving him of his child.

Col Al Marri revealed that while carrying out a comprehensive survey at the scene of the incident, the police reviewed the CCTV camera footages that they found. It showed that the woman - who came from a neighbouring emirate and rented a room in the hotel - first threw her child from the sixth floor, and then jumped from the building.

Al Marri said as soon as they were informed about the incident, the police team rushed to the scene and took the bodies to the forensic department. He pointed out that the fingerprints collected from the balcony indicated that it belonged to the mother alone.

On being questioned, the husband said his wife suffered from psychological problems, and lived in delusions of the dangerous disease. He said he was shocked to know that her wife had taken her own life along with that of the child.

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