Indian Woman Found Dead, Buried in Sharjah Home

An arrest warrant has been issued for the woman's husband, who left for India almost immediately after the incident.


A 36-year-old Indian woman was found murdered and buried in her house in Sharjah city on April 25, according to local media. She was strangled and left buried beneath the floor of the house. The decomposed body was found after neighbors complained of the odor. Her brother from India had also filed a missing person’s report with the police on April 9.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the woman’s husband, who left for India almost immediately after the incident, by Interpol, according to PTI. He had posted a “For Rent” sign on the front door of the house. According to forensic reports, the woman had been dead for about a month, Khaleej Times reported, adding that she was killed due to family dispute.

Further investigations revealed that the husband had another wife, whom he sent to India with his two children before allegedly committing the crime, reports said.

The deceased woman’s brother used to speak to her every day and got suspicious when she stopped responding to his calls suddenly. He went to Sharjah from India to look for her earlier this month.

“A missing person report was received from the woman’s brother, who told police that he used to speak to his sister daily but one day, she stopped answering her phone,” Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, Major-General Saif Al Ziri Al Shamsi, was quoted as saying by Gulf News.

After the complaint, the police sent a search team to the woman’s house in Sharjah’s Maysaloon area. They found that a few tiles from the floor of a room were missing. The police brought in sniffer dogs and found the woman’s body from underneath the floor. Since the body was decomposing and was not buried properly, its smell had also alerted the neighbors, who expressed their shock at the incident.

The woman’s body was sent to a forensic laboratory for an autopsy after the brother identified her. The police have also identified the woman’s husband through an iris scan and fingerprints they recovered from the house.

Neighbors of the man, who was in his 40s, said that he did not have contact with anyone in the area.

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