x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Man cleared of threatening to drink woman's blood

He is fined instead for sending an inappropriate text message.

DUBAI // A 31-year-old man was acquitted of threatening to drink a woman's blood if she did not allow him into her apartment.

The Pakistani worker, FH, was cleared in the Criminal Court of First Instance of issuing threats and inappropriate insults to an a woman from Azerbaijan. He was, however, fined Dh2,000 for sending the woman an inappropriate text message.

Prosecutors said he told the 43-year-old visitor ZN that he would drink her blood if she did not open her door.

"He called me from different numbers and threatened to have sex with me," she testified in records.

Records show he also threatened to have sex with her family members if she did not comply. Records do not elaborate on how they knew each other.

Prosecutors said FH confessed during investigations but said he didn't remember the insults because he was intoxicated when he made them.

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