Sri Lankan executed in Abu Dhabi by Firing Squad
A 36-year-old Alex Rohana, a Sri Lankan, was executed in the presence of a judge, general public prosecutor, Imam, doctor and police officials.
He was executed on Thursday morning at 7 am by firing squad in Abu Dhabi after being convicted of murdering an Emirate Engineer in Al Ain in 2002.
Rohana stabbed to death Mohammad Obaid Al Muhairi, a 39-year-old father of eight children.
Al Muhairi who was the deputy head of the engineering section at Al Ain Municipality and Town Planning Department.
Rohana was sentenced to death by an Abu Dhabi court after being convicted on charges of murder, breaking into a house and having an illicit affair with a woman.
Rohana, a father of one daughter who worked for a company in Fujairah, was having an affair with a Sri Lankan housemaid during the time of the attack. On the night of the murder Rohana went to meet the woman at her sponsor’s house in Al Ain to spend the night with her in her room.
While the couple was together, the Al Muhairi woke up for morning prayers and when he heard strange noises coming from the housemaid’s room he went to check.
The housemaid reportedly denied that someone else was in her room.
Rohana tried to run away but was caught by Al Muhairi, they fought and Rohana attacked Al Muhairi, stabbing him to death in his chest with a knife.
- Asian Tribune -