The Sri Lankan mother of a murder suspect in Dubai has rejected the charge of aiding her son and helping him hide from the police, a court heard Thursday. The lady and her brother were charged with aiding a suspect to escape justice when they booked an air ticket for him to fly to Sri Lanka. Another lady has been charged with allowing the suspect to sleep at her house although she knew about the murder.
"I am not guilty. My 23-year-old son asked me to book for him to fly to our homeland. I didn't know about the premeditated murder," argued the 41-year-old Sri Lankan mother when she defended herself before the Dubai Court of First Instance Thursday.
The Public Prosecution charged the mother, M.P., her 29-year-old brother S.P. and her 25-year-old compatriot female T.K., with aiding and abetting the 23-year-old murder suspect, R.K., to escape justice.
M.P. and S.P. were charged with aiding a suspect to escape justice when they booked an air ticket for R.K. to fly to Sri Lanka. T.K. was charged with allowing R.K. to sleep at her house although she knew about the murder.
The mother and her brother both admitted booking a ticket for R.K. but jointly told Presiding Judge Hamad Abdul Latif Abdul Jawad that they were unaware of the murder.
R.K. earlier denied the charges of stabbing and killing J.P., who is the husband of his 29-year-old Nepalese mistress, S.T, in a fit of jealousy when he saw him walking hand-in-hand with his wife (S.T.), according to Public Prosecution records.
"I did quarrel with him and he (J.P.) fought me and I fought back but I didn't intend to kill him. I am not guilty," argued R.K. when he denied his premeditated murder charge in a separate hearing.
In yesterday's case, the Public Prosecution also charged the victim's wife (S.T.) with helping R.K. to escape justice when she claimed to the police that she didn't know the murder suspect.
Jail guards failed to bring in T.K. and S.T. from their detention centre.
Records quoted an Emirati lieutenant testifying that when he questioned the wife (S.T.), she confessed that she was the mistress of R.K., whom she also accused of killing her husband. (Gulf News)