IRIGA CITY: The arrested suspect in the killing of a Filipina domestic helper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was forced to admit the crime for fear of losing his job as a butcher, his aunt said.
Maryjane Salvadora, sister of the victim – Maria Normita Salvadora de Lima – said their nephew, Glenn Salvadora called them up following his arrest on Tuesday by the Dubai police for the murder of his aunt, saying he confessed to the murder out of fear.
De Lima’s headless body was found by a municipal cleaner on May 27 this year in Ajman, on the outskirt of Dubai.
A UAE newspaper reported that Salvadora allegedly borrowed Dh (dirham) 10,000 from his aunt who was working as domestic helper.
On the day of the murder, the police said, Salvadora asked De Lima to ride with him in a car he borrowed from a flatmate to talk about his debt.
While driving, the two allegedly had a heated argument that drove the suspect to stab de Lima several times. Salvadora reportedly dismembered and buried her body in a sandy area outside of Dubai before driving home and having the car cleaned of bloodstain, the police said.
His arrest came after three months of police search, and sifting through 9,751 reports of missing Asian maids, the report added.