NEWS FROM THE UAE
JEALOUSY DROVE HIM TO MURDER
Sharjah - Nov. 06:A ‘controlling and possessive’ husband planned his suicide and the murder of his wife and daughter in intricate detail over fears his wife was having an affair, suicide notes have revealed. Police last night said Indian Kumar Acharya Vasudevan, 33, strangled his wife Lynette, 32, and smothered their daughter with a pillow because he wanted to ‘unite with his beloved wife under the earth’ according to three letters he left.
The notes showed that Kumar had planned the murders, and his suicide, in detail, telling relatives precisely what assets he had, what he owed, and how to dispose of all of his possessions from their flat in Sharjah after his death.
Brigadier Saleh Ali Al Mutawa, head of Sharjah Police, said Kumar wrote in one letter addressed to police that he had “discovered his wife’s betrayal and that despite her promises to end the affair, she called her lover whenever he travelled out of town.” However, there was no proof that Lynette was having an affair. And yesterday a British friend and former colleague of Lynette, who worked with her for three years both in India and Abu Dhabi, said Kumar was ‘incredibly jealous, possessive and controlling.’
Brigadier Al Mutawa said Kumar also asked that no action be taken against the man he accused of having an affair with his wife because “he forgave him already.” In another letter to his parents, Kumar asked for their forgiveness while in third letter to his brother, he asked that his debts be paid, “by selling flat furniture and by money he is owed by his employer (Baskin Robbins.) He even listed the names of people he owed and how much in the letter,” Brigadier Al Mutawa said.
Brigadier Al Mutawa said Lynette could have been the innocent victim of an obsessively jealous husband. “Just because he accused her of having an affair doesn’t mean she did. It could have been all in his head. He may have had mental issues after all a healthy man in that situation would have divorced his wife not killed her along with his child,” he added. Police had never received any complaints of domestic abuse from Lynette who worked as a company receptionist.
Meanwhile, the former colleague of Lynette revealed: “It was bad enough in India where she was at least surrounded by members of her family. But after they moved to Abu Dhabi it got worse as she was alone with him. He was incredibly jealous, possessive and controlling. “He always wanted to know who she had spoken to, where she had been and where she was going. Every day he dropped her off at work and every night he was there to collect her. She couldn’t do a thing without him knowing about it. Her death is shocking, but not really surprising.”
Police raid suicide bid
Sharjah - Nov.06:A UAE national who attempted suicide in order to escape being arrested by police on fraud charges has been admitted to hospital in a serious condition. The lady in her thirties jumped out of her third floor apartment near Buheira Corniche in Sharjah - but survived after she fell on to a first floor balcony. CID officials had gone to her building to arrest her for bouncing cheques. She was living in the building with her husband and a three year old child.
The woman suffered serious leg injuries and was rushed to Al Qassemi Hospital in Sharjah by the police on Saturday. The woman, who was in her nightdress, is said to have requested police officials allow her to change before suddenly throwing herself out of the balcony before CID officers could intervene.
Parking robbers used pistol to get money
Dubai -Nov. 06:Two men who threatened a motorist with a gun when he asked them to move their vehicle have been jailed for 13 months. The UAE nationals also robbed the Pakistani man of dhs31,000 after he asked them to stop blocking the exit of a car park in Naif six months ago. Dubai public prosecution charged the men with robbery, using a weapon, pretending they they were police officers and consuming liquor.
The 40-year-old victim, who works as sales executive, was trying to leave the car park when he saw a vehicle with an Abu-Dhabi number plate blocking the exit. The 25-year-old accused, identified only as FA, was driving the car while a 23-year-old soldier, identified only as A M, was sitting on the passenger seat. Dubai Court of First Instance was told they became angry when asked to move and followed the victim to near the Al-Maktoum Hospital where they pretended to be policemen.
FA showed the victim a fake ID card claiming he was from CID and asked him to get in their car. They asked for his wallet and took dhs5,000 from it, then drove him to cash machines and stole a further dhs26,000. He was threatened with a pistol when he refused to co-operate and tried to call the police. Both men confessed to the charges after being caught.