(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A 30-year-old woman allegedly killed a man, who had filed police complaints against her over bounced cheques, a court was told on Tuesday.
The woman, a Pakistani who worked as a receptionist for an art works company, is accused of stabbing the victim to death after luring him into her room in a shared villa in Rashidiya with the help of a runaway compatriot. They also stole the victim's mobile phones. She was charged with premeditated murder and theft by the Court of First Instance.
According to court records, the defendant killed the victim with her accomplice, a trader, on September 16 last year. Her accomplice had arrived here on the same day on a visit visa.
The victim's body was found by a leasing agent, a Pakistani, who had leased the room to the defendant, and even dropped her at the airport the afternoon of that day without being aware of what she had done. A police captain told the prosecutor that they were informed about a murder in a villa in Rashidiya about 8.30pm on September 17 last year. The body was found lying in a pool of blood in the room. The victim had many deep stab wounds all over his body.
The leasing agent said during the investigation that the defendant rented the room on September 11 last year. A few days later, she called him on his mobile number to meet her at Terminal 2 of the Dubai International Airport for an urgent matter.
She asked him to lend her Dh300 "as one of her acquaintances was leaving to Pakistan and needed money for his sick mother". She also said she wanted to use his mobile phone saying hers did not have credit. She promised to meet him in the evening to collect the room's keys from him.
When she did not show up later, he checked his mobile phone to call her but found that her number was erased, which made him suspicious. Later, he went to the room but could not open the door with the keys he had. He went back the following day and broke-opened the door. The lights and the air conditioner in the room was switched on.
He called the police after finding the body of the victim. The police realised that the defendant had left the country on the day of the crime. They also found that she was summoned to the Naif police station over a bounced cheque complaint filed by the victim a few days before the incident.
She claimed during the investigation of the cheque case that the victim stole the cheques from her purse and forged her signature. She also claimed that his complaints were malicious as he was upset with her because she did not respond to his request to have sex with him. She was granted bail then. She committed the murder a few days later.