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Spurned 19-year-old in UAE sends abusive messages to girl on PUBG

Filed on January 22, 2020 | Last updated on January 22, 2020 at 06.39 am
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The relevant messages with abusive content were used as prosecution evidence.- Alamy Image

The complainant said that the defendant sent her voice messages on Snapchat, Instagram and PUBG.

A 19-year-old Emirati, who insulted a female compatriot over social media, has been sentenced to three months in jail by a Dubai court.

According to public prosecution records, the defendant verbally abused the complainant, a 20-year-old, on Snapchat, Instagram and PUBG.

The Dubai Court of First Instance found the accused guilty of blackmailing the complainant. He threatened that he would tell her brothers about their relation if she did not unblock him on Instagram.

The complainant said that the defendant sent her voice messages on Snapchat, Instagram and PUBG. "It happened in August last year. It was then around midnight. He used bad words and threatened to tell my brothers about our relation and communication. He wanted me to unblock him on Instagram."

She told the prosecution investigator that the accused was upset because she had turned him down when he proposed to her.

During investigation, the girl's mother confirmed that they refused the defendant when he proposed to her daughter. "I was with her when she received the voice messages from the accused. He wanted her to unblock him on Instagram so he could keep in touch with her and send her messages."

A complaint was lodged at Al Qusais police station.

The relevant messages with abusive content were used as prosecution evidence.

In those messages, the defendant threatened to send the victim's parents video clips of her and to access her Instagram account to post her photos if she did not marry him.

The ruling has been appealed.

mary@khaleejtimes.com

Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination...


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