Overseas businessman freed Indian citizen convicted of murder by giving compensation of one crore rupees

Overseas businessman freed Indian citizen convicted of murder by giving compensation of one crore rupees
Abu Dhabi
Bex Krishnan, a 45-year-old Indian who was sentenced to death for the murder of a Sudanese boy in a road accident in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2012, had given up hope of being released and being able to return home to his family, but the expatriate businessman MA Yusuf Ali got him released from jail by paying a compensation of one crore rupees.

Krishnan, a resident of Kerala, had rammed into a group of children while driving a car recklessly in September 2012. Krishnan was sentenced to death by the UAE Supreme Court after he was found guilty of killing a Sudanese boy. Since then, Krishnan’s family and friends have been trying to get him released, but they could not do so as the victim’s family has returned to their home country of Sudan, due to which they could not convince him to give an apology.

Krishnan’s family then approached Yusuf Ali, chairman of the Lulu Group, who inquired about the matter and spoke to all the parties.

The Lulu Group said in a statement here that the victim’s family finally agreed to pardon Krishnan in January 2021. After this Yusuf Ali paid a compensation of five lakh dirhams (about one crore rupees) in the court for the release of Krishnan. Krishnan got very emotional while interacting with Indian Embassy officials at Al Watba Jail here on Wednesday.

A statement quoted Krishnan as saying, “It is a rebirth for me, as I have given up all hope of seeing the outside world and living a free life.” Now my only wish is to meet Yusuf Ali before going to visit his family.’

Yusuf Ali thanked the generosity of God and the visionary rulers of the United Arab Emirates for the release of Krishnan. He wished Krishnan a happy and peaceful life. A senior Lulu Group official told over phone that the legal process for Krishnan’s release was completed on Thursday and he is expected to return to his home state of Kerala soon.

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