Man facing trial for killing his wife over mobile recharge card - GulfToday

Man facing trial for killing his wife over mobile recharge card


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A man in his 50s stood for trial in Ajman’s criminal court on Tuesday for allegedly murdering his wife because of a mobile recharge card.

The Gulf national allegedly beat his wife, following a verbal dispute over recharge card. Records show the row occurred after the victim asked her husband to get her a mobile phone recharge card so she could speak to her family in her home country. The couple had returned to the UAE from her home country on the same day as the dispute.

According to the prosecutor, the accused confessed to saying his prayers when the deceased insisted he got her a recharge card. Her persistence sparked his anger and led to him hitting her. After several slaps and kicks he struck her head with a stick and that made her unconscious.

The accused later left the house to get the recharge card. Upon his return he found her on the same spot. He proceeded to call the ambulance.

The ambulance personnel confirmed her dead upon arrival and the police were informed.

Ajman Public Prosecution completed all investigations into the case and charged the accused with intentional murder and assault, and referred the case with a list of evidence to the court in preparation for trial.

The defendant admitted to hitting her, he added that he spoke to her after she fell to the ground and asked her to wait for the shops to open in the morning, and he pulled her out of the room while she was lying on the prayer mat, and at 9am the next day, he left the house to buy the card.

The forensic report indicated the body of the victim suffered traumatic injuries that led to her death.

Physical and psychiatric evaluation carried on the accused concluded that he was of sound health when the incident happened.


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