Man lands in UAE court for sending WhatsApp messages to ex-lover


Ras al Khaimah, crime, court, Whatsapp

Ras Al Khaimah - He bought new mobile phones with different SIM cards to send messages.

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Published: Sun 27 Oct 2019, 10:30 AM

Last updated: Sun 27 Oct 2019, 6:45 PM

A young married man was hauled into court for sending text messages to an ex-girlfriend - non-stop - for an entire year after their break-up.
Though married and a father of one boy, the Asian defendant claimed he fell madly in love with a compatriot.
The lovers had been together for quite some time, until the woman decided to break up with him. It was a decision the man couldn't accept.
He reportedly kept sending her love messages several times a day, prompting the woman to block his number.
Upon realising his messages weren't going through, the man - unable to let go of their romance - bought five new mobiles with different SIM cards just so he could keep telling her how much he loved her, records showed.
"He was disturbing me with messages on WhatsApp for one full year from five different phone numbers, though I warned him many times," the woman said.
She was left with no choice but to file a complaint against him at the Ras Al Khaimah Police.
When he showed up for the public prosecution probe, he admitted that he was sending messages to the woman incessantly.
"We were in love, but she suddenly decided to break up with me," he told the prosecution, reiterating the statement at the Ras Al Khaimah Misdemeanour Court.
And when he was asked why he was doing it, he said: "I am still in love with her, and I decided not to break up from my side."
The trial was adjourned and the court is expected to give a ruling next week.

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