Earlier this year, an Indian couple – Hiren and Vidhi Adhiya – was found dead in the bedroom of their villa at the Arabian Ranches. The culprit, a Pakistani worker was said to have killed them on June 17, 2020. The deceased left behind their two daughters, who have now been granted the Gold Visa by the Dubai police, in cooperation with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA). The orphaned girls’ grandparents were also given the Gold Visa. The decision is aimed towards helping the sisters to continue their studies in the UAE – something their late father always dreamt of for them. The Dubai police helped the children with the paperwork, reported Gulf News.
Lt General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-In-Chief at Dubai Police and Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Marri, Director-General of GDRFA-Dubai with other senior officials handed over the Gold Visa card to the Indian sisters and their grandparents at the GDRFA-Dubai headquarters. According to Dubai Police, they were in contact with the two sisters after the incident and worked hard to bring the girls back to Dubai from their home country with their grandparents. Dubai Police provided full scholarships to the girls from the Canadian University and Repton School in Dubai as well as a place to live with their grandparents. “Granting the gold visa card to the orphan sisters is part of the humanitarian initiative of the UAE to ensure happiness to the community members. Dubai Police and GDRFA-Dubai contributed in putting a smile on their faces through an extinguish and humanitarian gesture,” Lt Gen Al Merri said.
Moreover, Maj Gen Al Marri General Director of GDRFA-Dubai, added, “The gesture is part of the community and humanitarian efforts by the department and Dubai Police for decent life to every citizen and resident. Granting the gold visa card to them will reduce their sufferings.” He continued, “GDRFA has facilitated the arrival of the two orphaned girls and granted them and their grandparents golden visa cards to enjoy a decent life within a coherent environment.” Brigadier Jamal Al Jallaf, Director of Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police, appreciated the hard work of all parties for the wellbeing of the two girls. “The collective efforts by various public and private parties involving in the initiative have contributed to preserving the family fabric and ensuring the happiness of the orphaned girls,” Brig Al Jallaf added. Dubai Police’s ‘Victim Support’ programme also lent a helping hand to the girls, offering them mental support while they were in Dubai.