An Asian man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after killing his girlfriend inside a vehicle in Dubai.
While the case dates back to 2019, the sentence against the man was just reported this year.
According to a local report, the young man entered a police station in the emirate soaked in human blood. He told the officers that he had killed his girlfriend and that her body was in the car parked outside the station.
When officers checked on his car, they saw the girl with several stab wounds on her body and a severed throat. A knife, described to be ‘large’, was also recovered in the back seat of the car.
The man revealed that he had been in an intimate relationship with the victim for five years. He discovered that she was in a relationship with another man. Khaleej Times reported that the man contacted the victim’s family in her home country who asked him to bring her back. He then asked to meet her, planning to kill her if she refused to marry him and go back with him to their home country.
During the incident
When the crime happened one night, the man drove to a parking lot near the victim’s house and asked her to come and talk. The woman sat next to him in the passenger seat and talked about returning to her home country.
The talk lasted for three hours. The man said he was in love with her and wanted to marry her; however, the woman told him that her family did not support their intention to marry. When she refused his proposal, the suspect was insulted.
He stabbed her with the knife he was keeping inside his vehicle in the neck and at different places of her body. When she was unconscious, he threw the knife on the back seat and turned himself in at the nearest police station.
He was convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.