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Jealous husband attacks wife with meat cleaver at Abu Dhabi mall

Expat suspected his wife was having an affair with a security guard

Jealous husband attacks wife with meat cleaver at Abu Dhabi mall
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A Pakistani man was arrested in Abu Dhabi after he attacked his wife with a meat cleaver at a mall in a jealous fit of rage, according to local police.

Abu Dhabi Police said the 61-year-old carried out the attack on his 40-year-old Filipina wife in Capital Mall at Zayed City in Abu Dhabi, stabbing her a number of times before security guards intervened. The injured woman was taken by police ambulance to the hospital in a critical condition.

Colonel Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Abu Dhabi Police, said the husband, who stole the meat cleaver from one of the shops in the mall, had stalked his wife at her place of work before launching the attack.

During police interrogation, the husband claimed that his wife was having an affair with an Asian security guard at the mall, after seeing pictures on her phone.

Abu Dhabi Police arrested the security guard suspected of having the alleged affair with the victim and the investigations into the incident are ongoing.

In a statement, Colonel Borshid advised the public to be logical and solve marital problems in a civilised manner, by using the family, psychological and social support specialised institutions, and avoid violence that results in bigger problems.

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