No evidence of rape on body of Dubai policeman who killed his colleague, court hears

DUBAI // No signs of forceful sex were found on the body a police officer who shot and killed a colleague he accused of raping him, Dubai Criminal Court was told. “We can confirm sex has taken place through semen or bruises on the privates of the victim, and I found neither on the defendant’s […]

DUBAI // No signs of forceful sex were found on the body a police officer who shot and killed a colleague he accused of raping him, Dubai Criminal Court was told.

“We can confirm sex has taken place through semen or bruises on the privates of the victim, and I found neither on the defendant’s body,” a forensic expert said.

However, when questioned by the defence the expert added that such signs can disappear with time.

The 26-year-old Yemeni patrol sergeant confessed to murder and said he shoot his fellow officer because he had drugged and raped him along with two other men 15 days earlier.

The other two men were investigated but no charges were raised due to a lack of evidence.

The defendant was due to start his shift on November 8 last year when he went to get his gun, bullets and handcuffs from the deceased, an armoury officer at Al Raffa Police Station.

He pointed his gun at the 53-year-old victim and fired three times at his head, killing him instantly.

The defendant then turned himself in.

A 51-year-old police officer said he saw the defendant stand behind the victim and heard him say: “When you and that other man came to my residence, what did you do to me?”

He then shot the officer, the witness said.

“I didn’t think it was serious, I thought they were joking,” said the Emirati witness who then told the officer in charge what happened.

An ambulance was called and arrived within minutes but the victim was dead at the scene.

The commander of the police station told the court the defendant came to him shortly after the shooting.

“He told me he was surrendering himself for killing his colleague so that legal action can be taken against him. He then handed me his weapon,” said the officer, adding that when he asked him why he had shot his colleague the defendant replied that the officer and another man had sexually assaulted him about 15 days ago.

“He told me that the officer had gagged him with a cloth with some chemical on it. It made him lose consciousness. When he woke up, he figured that he had been raped,” said the commander.

A medical examination concluded that the defendant was sane, aware and responsible for his actions. The next hearing is on October 19.

salamir@thenational.ae

Source: uae news

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