Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 March 2019

Worker accused of murdering roommate and disguising death as suicide

Ras Al Khaimah Police solved murder case that was initially reported as a suicide

A worker in Ras Al Khaimah has been accused of murdering his roommate and attempting to make it to look like a suicide.

RAK police said on Saturday that they received a report two weeks ago that an Arab worker had been found dead at his residence in RAK and a team was dispatched immediately to the site.

"Police rushed to the site and discovered the body of an Arab worker lying in bed in a sleeping position with a poisonous substance flowing from his mouth in a way that made it look like he had committed suicide,” said Brig Abdullah Munkhis, director of the Criminal Investigation Department at RAK police.

"The murderer set up the entire scene to mislead the police, but the CID investigated each and every bit of information collected and solved the murder in just 24 hours,” he said.

Maj Gen Ali Al Nuaimi, commander-in-chief of the RAK Police, said that despite the efforts of the accused to remove and hide all evidence of his crime, a hospital forensic report showed that the victim had been hit several times on the head and body, which led to his death.

Police investigations revealed that the victim and his roommate, also Arab, used to argue regularly so he was called for questioning.

The suspect admitted to murdering his roommate while he slept after being confronted with the forensic report, saying the victim used to taunt and mock him.

The case was referred to the concerned authorities for further legal action.

Updated: April 8, 2018 03:56 PM