He claimed he had no intention to kill the woman.
A man has been charged at a Dubai court for allegedly strangling to death an African prostitute right after having sex with her at her place.
The 32-year-old Pakistani, an ironsmith, denied a murder charge at the Court of First Instance. He claimed he had no intention to kill the woman.
He admitted, however, he had illicit consensual sex with her.
During investigation, he claimed he was provoked after the victim stole Dh150 from his wallet while he was in the toilet.
According to the Dubai public prosecution records, the defendant had a quarrel with the victim after she took out Dh150 from his wallet. He grabbed her by the neck from behind and kept strangling her until she fell down motionless.
The incident took place on March 23 in Al Muraqqabat.
A police lieutenant said they had to break open the victim's flat door after receiving a complaint about foul odour emanating from her place in Al Baraha. "Around 5pm, the Dubai police operations room received a complaint from the building's watchman. We heard from the Indian watchman that neighbours had been complaining about bad smell coming out from the flat. Even after the hallway was cleaned more than once, the smell remained and worsened. So he called the police after no one opened the door."
The officer added: "We found the body lying on its side and in a decomposed state near the bathroom sink. We then called for the forensics expert. The flat key and her mobile phones were missing so we suspected foul play."
One of the victim's mobile phones was found at a shop and officers from the criminal investigation department came to know the accused had sold it there.
The police tracked the defendant down to his place in Al Ain after checking the last phone calls she had received prior to her murder. He confessed he killed the African woman.
The man told the investigators he had come to Meydan Bani Yas looking for a prostitute and then contacted the victim with whom he had sex before. He had an agreement with her to have sex with her twice for Dh150. However, later after he got out of the toilet, he found that he had lost another Dh150. She would not give him his money back and asked him to leave the flat or she would call the police. He followed her to the bathroom where he stood behind her and strangled her.
He stole Dh450 and two mobile phones from her closet, locked the flat with its key which he kept and slept the night over at a park near a bus stop. Later, he took a bus back to Al Ain.
According to the forensic report, the death was caused as the neck was pressed very hard.
SOURCE : KHALEEJTIMES