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Sharjah Police arrived shortly after getting the flat owner's call. Picture for illustrative purposes only. Image Credit: Sharjah Police

Sharjah: A woman reportedly jumped from the balcony of a sixth-storey apartment in Sharjah in the early hours of Sunday when she was trying to escape police arrest, a Sharjah Police official said.

The incident was reported in Al Mureija area of Sharjah at around 12am. The 30-year-old Filipina, identified as A.A.S., was with an Arab man, suspected to be her boyfriend, in an apartment that did not belong to him.

Initial investigations revealed that the watchman of the building noticed their presence in the apartment and reported the matter to the owner. The owner, who arrived at the flat, found the couple  sitting on a rug on the floor and smoking shisha.

The owner immediately called the police, who arrived shortly. Seeing the police, “the woman tried to escape and jumped from the sixth floor of the building,” police said. Several neighbours saw her jumping down the building.

Police officials rushed to the scene and found the victim had sustained serious injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The body of the woman was taken to Al Qasimi Hospital at around 12.40am. The Arab man has been arrested and taken into police custody for interrogation.

The body of the woman has been transferred to a forensic laboratory for autopsy. Al Gharb police station is investigating the incident.