Dubai: A taxi driver has been accused of threatening a businesswoman in writing that he would kill her and her family members if she didn’t help him financially.
The Russian businesswoman was said to have walked out of her building towards her vehicle where she found a paper note that contained verbal death threats pasted on her windshield in May.
Primary police investigations revealed that the 27-year-old Indian taxi driver was the person who had written the death threat and left the paper note on the woman’s car.
Prosecutors accused the suspect of threatening to kill the Russian woman and her family members if she did not help him financially. The 27-year-old was additionally accused of trespassing into the woman’s residence.
According to the accusation sheet, prosecutors said the suspect wrote in the note that he would kill the woman, her husband and son if she did not pay him money [the amount was not specified]. The suspect also mentioned in the note that he would also kill the woman if she reported him to the police.
Jail wardens did not bring the suspect from his detention and present him before the Dubai Court of First Instance where he was scheduled to enter his plea on Wednesday.
The Russian woman testified to prosecutors that she found the note pasted on the windshield. “I walked towards my car at 7.20am and found the handwritten note … the writer had asked for financial assistance and threatened to kill me and my family if I did not help him. The writer also mentioned in the note that he would even kill me even if he was in prison … the note read: ‘The gun would still be pointed to your head even while I am inside prison’,” she told prosecutors.
The driver was quoted as admitting to prosecutors that he wrote the death threat note and posted it on her car after he trespassed into her villa.
Presiding judge Urfan Omar adjourned the case until the suspect is produced in court when it reconvenes on July 23.