x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Sister took overdose after affair

Woman tried to abort baby thinking she had fallen pregnant by her sister's husband, hears court.

DUBAI // A woman who thought she was pregnant to her sister's husband overdosed on painkillers, a court heard this week.

OS took a home pregnancy test in October and told her sister about the affair when it showed positive. The two fought and she decided to take an overdose.

"I wanted to end my life and that of the baby after my sister found out," said OS, 25, from Pakistan.

She began to bleed and was taken to Dubai Hospital where she was told she was not pregnant.

The woman and her brother-in-law MH, 33, an Emirati, are now on trial in the Misdemeanours Court charged with having consensual sex outside of wedlock.

Prosecutors said the woman lived with her sister and her husband in Oud Matina.

The woman denied the charge, while the man did not appear. The case was adjourned to Tuesday.