Couple arrested for murder of Ethiopian maid found dumped in UAE desert

Mar 10, 2014 


A couple have been arrested on suspicion of murdering their domestic helper and throwing her body in the desert. Col Rashid Mohammed Bourshid, the head of Abu Dhabi Police CID, said the body of a woman was found in Ajban wrapped in cloth and with burnt fingers.

Investigations revealed that the victim was an Ethiopian housemaid, who was staying illegally in the country, and the main suspect was an Arab, M A, who worked for a contracting company and who was arrested hours after the body was found, Col Bourshid said.

He said that the suspect initially denied being involved in her death but confessed after evidence allegedly showed that his wife, R Y, had murdered the Ethiopian after a dispute at the family house in Khalifa City.

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