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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 June 2018

Man ‘broke leg fleeing from window after tryst with friend’s wife is interrupted’

Syrian man and Jordanian woman are accused of having sex outside wedlock behind the back of a chef who returned home unexpectedly.

A man who had sex with his friend’s wife broke his leg as he jumped out of a second-floor window to flee when the husband returned home unexpectedly, a Dubai court heard on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old husband and the defendant, 30, who are both from Syria, worked together and lived in the same building in the French cluster of Dubai International City.

A year before the incident, the husband introduced his 21-year-old Jordanian wife to the defendant, after which the two became romantically involved but allegedly never had sex before the day of the incident on January 19, Dubai Court of Misdemeanours heard.

The two met at the woman’s apartment that day and drank alcohol then had sex.

“He called me and asked to meet. I told him to come to my flat, then we drank some vodka and had sex,” said the wife.

Minutes later, she said her husband started knocking on the door and her boyfriend panicked. “He ran to the window then jumped,” she said.

Passers-by who saw the man fall from the apartment window and break his leg called police.

An ambulance took the defendant to hospital as police went to the apartment, where the woman refused to open the door.

“She was scared and admitted having sex with the man in her flat but said it was their first time. She also told us that he jumped when her husband knocked on the door,” said an Emirati policeman.

The husband, a chef, told officers that he suspected his wife was having an affair with the defendant.

“She asked for a divorce and I knew she wanted that so she could marry him. I told her it’s fine with me and we agreed to get a divorce the following month,” said the husband.

He added that, on the day of the incident, she sent him a message saying that she was not home.

“I didn’t believe her so I asked her to send me a picture of her outside, she didn’t, and I felt she was home with him - that’s why I returned,” said the husband.

She was yelling at him as he knocked the door, he said, and he stood for nearly 15 minutes as he couldn’t get his key in the door as she had her key in the lock. “She refused to open for me,” he said.

The chef said he changed his clothes and returned to work. About 15 minutes later his wife called him, crying, and told him police were at the door.

“She said she wasn’t opening for them. I told her it’s better if she did,” he said, before she opened the door.

In court on Tuesday, the woman was present and denied a charge of having consensual sex outside of wedlock. The co-accused did not show up in court.

A verdict is expected later this month.