An Indian man based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had killed his girlfriend and then drove around the city for about 45 minutes with her corpse in the front seat, even stopped to pick up a meal, before turning himself into police, a Dubai court heard on Sunday.
The Dubai Court of First Instance heard on Sunday the matter in which the 27-year-old accused found out that his girlfriend, who was also an Indian, was having a romantic entanglement, so he murdered her by slitting her throat before turning himself into a police officer at Al Muraqabbat Police Station in Deira after parking his car in the station’s premises, reported Gulf News.
The incident happened last July.
"I was surprised when he entered the police station because he had blood on his clothes," a police officer said in the court on Sunday.
"He was terrified and told me that he had killed his girlfriend. The body of the victim was on the front seat and there were signs that indicated her throat had been slit. I found a big knife on the backseat covered in blood," the official added.
The accused confessed that he had been in a relation with the victim for approximately five years but had recently found out that she had been cheating on him.
The accused had also sent emails to the victim’s family saying that he would kill her if they did not come to a solution to her alleged cheating.
As maintained by the officer, the accused murdered the victim after a heated argument while they were in the car outside a mall.
The man then drove to a nearby restaurant and ordered a meal and a bottle of water, before driving around the city for around 45 minutes until he finally decided to go to the police.
The accused has been booked under premeditated murder and the prosecution has demanded for capital punishment.