x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Two deny breaking into Abu Dhabi house and having sex

The woman said she only threatened to kill herself so the man would leave - she did not really want to commit suicide.

ABU DHABI // Two people broke into a house and engaged in sexual activity, a court heard.

The woman then threatened to kill herself if the man did not leave, it was alleged at the Criminal Court on Wednesday.

S B, from Pakistan, denied any sexual activity and said the woman had let him in the house.

He claimed she then flirted with him and later held a knife against her wrist threatening to kill herself.

N E, from Indonesia, said she had allowed the man into the house in Abu Dhabi and confessed to having sex. She then suspected that the owners of the house would be coming back and had asked S B to leave, but he refused.

So she threatened to kill herself to get him to leave, the court heard.

“I only meant to scare him. I didn’t want to hurt myself or end my life,” she told the court.

The couple are charged with breaking in and having illegitimate sexual activity, and the woman is charged with attempting to commit suicide.

The case was adjourned to February 18.

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