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Moroccan woman murdered lover, sold remains as meat dish to Pakistani workers, say UAE prosecutors

  • Woman made traditional recipe machboos, using boyfriend’s flesh
  • Police investigated after man’s brother discovered a tooth in couple’s blender
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 November, 2018, 6:56pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 November, 2018, 2:46am

Prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates are accusing a Moroccan woman of killing her boyfriend, then butchering and cooking his body and serving his remains to Pakistani workers in a traditional rice and meat dish known as machboos.

The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi quoted prosecutors in Al-Ain emirate as saying the woman was arrested on suspicion of killing her boyfriend of seven years after he told her of his plans to marry another woman from their country.

The newspaper on Tuesday reported that the man was killed three months ago, but the crime only came to light recently after the man’s brother went looking for him and found a human tooth inside the woman’s blender.

The National said that a DNA test on the tooth confirmed that it belonged to the victim. The woman reportedly confessed to killing the man in a moment of “insanity”.

She allegedly confessed that a friend helped dispose of the body, and that some of the flesh was minced in the blender then cooked and served as machboos to nearby workers.

The suspect said she wanted revenge on the man for dumping her after she had supported him financially for seven years.

Police say the woman will face trial after a full investigation is complete.