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Dubai Police arrest man over murder of couple in their villa

Indian Consul General in Dubai identified the couple as Hiren Adhiya and Vidhi Adhiya

Dubai Police arrest man over murder of couple in their villa

After being arrested, the Pakistani man admitted the crime.

Dubai Police arrested a Pakistani man who murdered a couple in their villa in Arabian Ranches during a robbery.

Dubai Police said the robber, who was arrested within 24 hours of the report, knew the villa having previously carried out maintenance work there.

The man climbed over the back wall of the villa and entered the property through an unlocked porch door while the family was asleep. He took AED2,000 from a wallet downstairs before going upstairs in search of more money and jewellery.

One of couple’s two daughters was also attacked as the man left the scene, but only suffered superficial wounds to her neck.

Dubai Police recovered the knife one kilometre from the scene, and after forensic tests were carried out, the robber was identified and located in a neighbouring emirate.

After being arrested, the Pakistani man admitted the crime. He said that he worked for a maintenance company at the villa a year previously and noticed large sums of money on a table in the house.

The Indian Consul General in Dubai identified the couple as Hiren Adhiya and Vidhi Adhiya.

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