Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]
An American woman died after suffering fatal injuries in a fight (according to witnesses) that took place on Monday afternoon inside the ladies public toilets of a shopping mall on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi. The injured woman was immediately rushed to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City where she succumbed to the wounds she sustained in the attack.
Investigations are still underway to identify the suspect’s identity and gender. Witnesses reported that the culprit was fully covered wearing an abaya, black gloves and face cover (Niqab).
According to Colonel Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Abu Dhabi Police, the victim, identified as A. B. R, 37, worked as a school teacher, was stabbed with a sharp tool, which was later confiscated by the police. The cause of the fight that broke out in the women’s restroom remains unknown and the suspect fled the scene immediately after committing the crime. He added, “The police are investigating to uncover the crime’s causes and motives and to arrest the culprit.”
Colonel Dr. Borshid also revealed that the Community Police began taking care of the victim’s 11-year-old twins, “The Community Police will be providing the children with shelter and other needs pending the arrival of their father (the victim’s ex-husband) from abroad. The father will be received by the Community Police, who will also cater to the needs of the victim’s family,” he said.
Colonel Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid condemned the hideous crime and expressed his profound regret for such an objectionable phenomenon that is alien to the Emirati society and its deep-rooted traditions. “The Abu Dhabi Police will spare no effort in order to unveil this heinous crime and bring the culprit to justice,” he stressed.
The Ministry of Interior urged the public to call 8002626 to provide any information related to the circumstances and details of the case that may help the investigation efforts.
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