x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Woman covered in blood raises suspicions of Abu Dhabi resident

Blood was found along the fence near the house of the Emirati man who reported the incident, along with a blood-soaked jumper lying on the ground.

An illustration of a team investigating a report about a blood-stained jumper lying near a home in Khalifa City. Courtesy Security Media
An illustration of a team investigating a report about a blood-stained jumper lying near a home in Khalifa City. Courtesy Security Media

ABU DHABI // When an Emirati living in Khalifa City saw a woman covered in blood burying something in the sand, he assumed the worst and phoned the police.

Abu Dhabi Police sent teams from forensics, CSI and criminal patrol to the scene after receiving the man’s call.

Blood was spotted along the fence near the Emirati’s house and a blood-soaked jumper was lying on the ground near the burial site.

But once investigators began digging, they found a dead cat.

The woman had run over the animal and wrapped it in her jumper before burying it and fleeing.

Col Dr Rashid Burshid, director of CID, said the best way to deal with road accidents involving animals was to report them to police or contact the municipality directly.

He also urged residents to avoid any behaviour that may raise suspicions and fears, and could entail legal liability, wasting the efforts of security forces that may be needed to ensure the safety of others elsewhere.

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