DUBAI (TIP): A 24-year-old Indian man has been arrested here after he surrendered to the police in connection with the murder of his wife. The man murdered his wife in March with the help of his friend and was arrested after he returned to the UAE from India, a senior police official said. Director of the Criminal and Investigation Department of Dubai Police, major general Ebrahim Khalil Al Mansouri told Gulf News that the Dubai Police issued an arrest warrant through Interpol against the Indian suspect, identified as Atif Popere for murdering his wife.
According to Al Mansouri said that Popere was suspected to have strangled his wife with the help of his friend after fighting with her in their house. His wife has been identified as Mumbai-based Bushra, 23. The suspect returned to the UAE saying that he had surrendered as he believed in the UAE’s judicial system, Al Mansouri told the newspaper. He said that the CID arrested the accomplice in the crime, identified as Ali, immediately after the crime and Ali told police that Popere murdered his wife after he took her monthly salary and her annual leave salary.
According to the report, the husband used to bring his friend home every night and they used to consume alcohol together. The husband’s behaviour used to upset the woman who tried several times to stop him from doing so. During the course of interrogation, the accomplice confessed to helping the husband dispose of the body. The woman’s body was found on the Dubai-Al Ain border and post-mortem reports revealed that she was strangled and the murder took place at mid-day on March 11.