crime

Ras Al Khaimah worker’s ‘suicide’ turns out to be murder

Suspect tried to mislead police by tampering with the crime scene

14:58 April 7, 2018

Ras Al Khaimah: Investigation by the Ras Al Khaimah Police has revealed that the death of an Arab worker which was first reported as a suicide was actually a case of murder.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) solved the mystery in less than 24 hours though the suspect had tried to mislead the police.

Colonel Abdullah Al Munkis, director of the CID, said the police managed to identify and track down the suspect in less than 24 hours after the body was found at a farm on Friday night.

The body was found on his bed with a poisonous substance around his mouth, which gave the impression that the worker had committed suicide. A forensic examination revealed injuries on the body.

Soon after, the police arrested an Arab man who lived with the victim in the same room. He first claimed that he found the victim dead on his bed.

Subsequent interrogation revealed that the suspect killed his compatriot over a personal dispute. He told the police that the victim used to say bad words to him and spoke badly of him to others.

The suspect hit the victim’s head with a sharp tool while he was sleeping.

He arranged the scene of crime to make it appear like a suicide.

The case has been referred to the prosecution.