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Nevin Al Sukari - Abu Dhabi - Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri gets briefed about the case in Dubai.
Dubai Police General HQ recently reveal the identity of the individual that raped an Arab woman eight years ago, by using the advances in DNA technology.
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, hailed the efforts and professionalism of the General Department of Forensics and Criminology. The department has uncover mystery cases and solve crimes with scientific evidence and proof. He emphasized that the department has a team of experts and professionals in criminal science armed with state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.
Reopening the Case
The Assistant Commander-in-chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, Major General Expert Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, pointed out that it is not the first time the Dubai Police professionals have solved cases that were registered as anonymous after some years.
Al Mansouri said the Dubai Police has an assessment mechanism that reviews details, records total number of criminal reports and re-analyze them.
He added that Dubai Police would never close cases registered against anonymous, and stressed that such cases remain open until the perpetrators are identified and punished, even after many years.
Al Mansouri noted that the culprit was not identified due to the lack of sufficient evidence to identify him. However, he left behind some biological evidence at the crime scene. The evidence was taken from the crime scene and preserved until more evidence surfaced.
According to Major Dr Rashed Alghafri, Head of Biology and DNA Section at the General Department of Forensics and Criminology at Dubai Police “Dubai Police did not lose sight of the case during those years, so forensic experts at Dubai Police sought latest developed technologies used in DNA testing to identify the perpetrator, and they matched the available evidence to the DNA of his brother who has a criminal record.”
"Through utilizing DNA technology and conducting further tests, Dubai Police succeeded in identifying the real perpetrator who, however, has already died before being identified", Alghafri added
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