x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Suitor jailed for threats to kill girl and her father

Victim complained to police that the man had been sending abusive text messages ever since she and her family turned down his marriage proposal.

AJMAN // A spurned suitor has been sent to prison for threatening to kill a girl and her family.

The Ajman Court of First Instance was told the victim, RAH, complained to police that the Syrian AAO had been sending abusive text messages ever since she and her family turned down his proposal of marriage.

The messages included threats to kill the girl, also Syrian, and her father if they did not reconsider the proposal, the court heard yesterday.

In one message, the accused asked the girl to meet him at Coral Beach Hotel to talk, adding if she did not she would be punished.

The accused acknowledged sending the messages but said he did not mean them to be threatening, as he was just trying to put pressure on the family to reconsider his proposal.

The defendant will be deported after finishing his sentence.

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