Driver jailed for forcing girlfriend to abort baby

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance sentenced a driver to two years in jail for forcing his pregnant girlfriend to abort her child, assaulting her and threatening to kill her, in addition being charged for consensual sex.

His girlfriend LSM, 30, was sentenced to six months in jail for having consensual sex.

Both LSM and her boyfriend MAM, 44, were ordered to be deported after serving their jail terms.

MAM threatened to kill LSM if she did not abort the baby. LSM testified that she became pregnant after two months of consensual sexual relationship with MAM. She asked MAM to marry her but he refused and asked her to abort the baby.

He beat her up when she refused to abort. He also pulled a knife and threatened to kill her to force her take medicine to abort the baby. After taking six tablets she began to bleed. She then went to a police station and filed a complaint.

MAM initially offered LSM a job in his room in Hamriya. She used to clean his room and prepare food to him. At the end of the day, he used to have consensual sex with her which resulted in pregnancy.

MAM confessed to having an illegal relation with LSM and claimed to be unaware of her abortion. He also claimed that she was in a relationship with a Pakistani man.

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