Jilted man accused of threatening woman

DUBAI — A man allegedly threatened a 31-year-old Emirati woman of circulating her photos that she had sent him, if she did not marry him or pay him Dh250,000, a court heard.

By Mary Nammour

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Published: Fri 22 Oct 2010, 12:15 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:31 PM

According to the arraignment sheet of the Public Prosecution, the 34-year-old man, a stateless employee, threatened the woman with emailed photos.

He went on trial on Wednesday in the Court of First Instance on the charge of issuing threats.

The woman, a Dubai utility company employee, told the prosecutor that she met the defendant in a chat room in 2005 and they had developed a love relation aimed at marriage.

However, when she learnt that he was stateless and not an Emirati as he had told her when they first met on the Net, she wanted to break up with him.

However, on his insistence on maintaining their relationship, she stayed with him. She used to help him financially to pursue a higher degree.

Her parents turned his proposal down. He became even more disturbed when he learnt that another man had proposed to her.

He allegedly stalked her constantly and harassed her with calls in which he threatened to dishonour her and her family if she dared to leave him. That lasted for more than one year.

“Once he was chasing me in his car when he showed me my printed photos to make me stop. He threatened to drop them on the street,” she said during investigation.

“He was mad because I was not returning his calls and for that he was stalking me at my workplace,” she said crying.

The defendant allegedly kept sending the photos and the picture of her house. He also threatened to circulate her address on the Net. The complainant said she always deleted the photos.

“I offered him Dh100,000 but he said he wanted Dh250,000 to break up with me for good.”

When she told him she did not have such a huge sum, he told her to sell her three cars. “He said he would not leave me alone until I marry him or pay the amount.”

When she could not solve the problem alone, she told her parents and they informed the police in July.

The Public Prosecution brought on record the conversations the defendant and complainant had.

In one of the emails he sent to the complainant, he said he was ready to go to jail and see her and her parents in court because she left him.

mary@khaleejtimes.com



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