Post by: Chief News Editor | Published: September 28, 2016 , 11:16 pm | Category: WORLD
Man was buried in remote desert area by his uncle in Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah: Dubai Police sniffer dogs helped uncover the corpse of a 27-year-old Emirati drug overdose victim police believe was buried by his panicked drugged-out uncle in a remote desert area, an officer said on Wednesday.
The body of the victim, reported missing from his residence for five days, was found following a joint investigation by Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah police crime specialists who pieced together the grisly end for the victim, acting on a tip-off from within the community.
The search operation operations took five days.
The police on Wednesday said the man’s death was drug related and that he was allegedly buried in the desert by men known to the victim, including his uncle, to hide the crime.
Colonel Abdullah Al Munkis, director of the Criminal and Investigation Department of Ras Al Khaimah Police, said the police investigation began after they received information from a man on Saturday claiming that an Emirati man had buried his relative in the desert to hide the fact that the nephew had died of a suspected drug overdose.
Police formed an investigative team with drug enforcement officers to investigate the case and track down the suspects believed to be involved in the crime.
Working on leads, the team identified and arrested two suspects who had criminal records, one of whom is the 37-year-old uncle of the deceased.
During investigation, the deceased’s uncle admitted that they were in his car along with his deceased nephew, and their friend, 23, and were consuming drugs. When the nephew overdosed and showed no signs of life, the uncle told police that they took the body and buried it in a remote area in Ras Al Khaimah near a farm.
Col Al Munkhis said that police faced a vexing search to locate the body because the deceased’s uncle did not remember where they dug the hole in the desert. The uncle said his memory was foggy because he was under the influence of illicit substances he had ingested at that time.
When a Dubai Police sniffer dog eventually managed to locate the desolate locale of the buried corpse, police exhumed the remains from beneath the sand
The body was shuttled to a forensic laboratory for autopsy to determine the cause of the death, Col Al Munkis said.
Col Al Munkis thanked Dubai Police for their constant cooperation with Ras Al Khaimah Police across various layers of the case.
Meanwhile, Major General Ali Abdullah Bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, praised police efforts as well as Dubai Police efforts for solving the case in such a short time.
NEWS COLLECTED FROM GULF NEWS.