A UAE-based Moroccan seamstress, arrested for murdering her lover of seven years, said he slapped her and threatened to stab her.
By Zakaria Wadghiri
Rabat – Police had told the National that the woman living in Al-Ain, near Oman, had prepared his remains in machboos (a traditional Emirati dish of rice and meat) and then served the dish to Pakistani workers living near her home.
Another police official indicated that the ongoing investigation has proved many details of the story “wrong,” specifically referring to cooking the victim’s remains.According to her lawyer, the 37-year-old met her lover, a 29-year-old single man, who also worked as a tailor, in a clothing store seven years ago. He lived near her home in Oud Tawba.
On the day of the incident, the woman’s lawyer said she was with her boyfriend and friends late at night. At around 3 a.m. on November 3, he took her home, according to the testimony of witnesses who saw them leaving together.
The same day, he called her in the afternoon and asked to have lunch with her. She welcomed him, and when he arrived, he asked her to accompany him on a trip to a mountain called Jebel Hafeet.
The woman declined the invitation, according to her lawyer, because she was moving to another apartment, and asked him for assistance in moving her furniture.
They argued over the subject, and the man allegedly slapped her face violently. He grabbed her hair and pulled her down until her head was level with the table. She saw a knife hanging over her, and she grabbed it and stabbed him in the chest, according to Khaleej News.
When the woman saw blood, she had a panic attack. She then cut his body into three pieces and cooked it, Khaleej News reported. After a few days, the man’s friends filed a form for a missing person.
The woman’s lawyer, Khalid bin Jumhoor Al Ahbabi, described his client as a 37-year-old married woman with children living with their father in Morocco, as reported by Emarat Al Youm. She has been living in the UAE for 10 years.