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UAE expat kills wife in acid attack; children burned trying to save her

She refused to share her phone password with him and had filed for divorce.

The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation has upheld a ruling issued by the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal to execute a Gulf man who burned his wife to death in an acid attack in front of their children. 

The accused, a Gulf national, allegedly burned the victim with acid after she refused to share her phone password with him, Emarat Al Youm reported.   

According to the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department's report, the had planned to kill his wife.

They were married for 17 years and had six children.

The defendant reportedly was a drug addict and had been to prison for various crimes.

After the victim filed a divorce suit, the husband accused her of having an affair and decided to murder her.  


During investigation, the victim's 16-year-old son said that his father had a black bag in his hand when he asked his mother for the phone password.

When she refused, he took out the acid from the bag and threw it on her face and left her to burn, knowing that no one among the sibling will be able to drive her to the hospital.

The victim's children suffered minor burns trying to save her burning body. 

The defendant objected to the verdict issued by the Court of Appeal, stating that it violates Islamic law regarding punishing a guardian, which applies in this case as the accused is related by blood to the children and their only guardian.

However, The Court of Cassation rejected the defendant's appeal.

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