Instead of reporting the incident, the building’s Asian watchman carried the body back into the apartment and waited for the rapists to flee to nearby Oman before informing the police.
The trick did not work for the accused as Dubai Police unraveled he mystery of the woman’s death, seized the rapists as they tried to cross into Oman and arrested the watchman for complicity in the crime.
Police said the watchman reported the incident a few days later and that they suspected his statements when he told them that there might be a problem in the locked apartment.
Forensic examination showed that the woman had died of severe head bleeding, and fractures in the limbs and ribs.
“When pressed during interrogation, the watchman confessed and revealed all details of the crime.
“He said that the culprits had asked him to help them after the woman jumped down.
“They then carried the body back to the apartment and asked the watchman to inform police only after they flee the country,” said Major-General Khalil Al Mansouri, Assistant Police Commander in Chief, Criminal Investigation.
“After coordinating with authorities in Oman, we succeeded in arresting the culprits and bringing them back to the country.
“We found that the main culprit was staying in the UAE illegally. He met that woman who moved in with him before he started to force her to indulge in vice and beating her up.
“He also locked her up in the apartment for many days before she tried to escape by jumping down.”