Indian man sentenced to death by Sharia Court for killing lover's husband in UAE

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Dubai, May 3 (ANI): The Sharia Court of First Instance has sentenced a 27-year-old Indian man to death. The man has been charged with murdering his Indian lover's husband.

The lover a 26-year-old woman, was not on good terms with her Pakistani husband. He would consume alcohol and mistreat her, she claimed.

According to Gulf News, Police said that three days after the murder, the wife went to the police station with her husband's photo claiming that he had left home and did not come back.

Further probing revealed that there was marital discord. During questioning, the woman admitted that her boyfriend killed her husband. She said she did not want to kill him and only wanted him beaten up. Her boyfriend was arrested while he was trying to leave the country through Dubai airport.

The boyfriend told the court that he was forced by police to confess. His lawyer told the court that he did not mean to kill the victim.

The family members of the deceased had asked for capital punishment for both the accused but the woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment and paying blood money to the plaintiffs, because she is the mother of the victim's son. The son is counted amongst the relatives who ask for death penalty.

Under Sharia a son cannot seek capital punishment for his parents.(ANI)

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