A jilted lover uses Facebook to settle scores with his ex-lover by posting pictures of them kissing and in passionate embraces.
A 21-year-old Pakistani student became abusive when his 18-year-old partner broke up with him, heard the Dubai Court of First Instance.
The girl, also a Pakistani, said their relationship had blossomed and was going steady but when he started taking pictures of them kissing, she threatened to leave him. This agitated him and he threatened to publish the pictures and beat her, claimed the girl's mother.
However, when the girl remained adamant on not communicating, the boy turned up outside her house and threatened the girl's father, who immediately lodged a complaint with the police. Then "the boy's parents requested us to withdraw the complaint and promised to return the pictures of our daughter", said the victim's mother. "However, when we checked there were no pictures in the memory card." she added.
The family sighed relief and carried on with their life, when one day to their astonishment they discovered the pictures of their daughter on Facebook.
The boy faces a possible prison term but he has denied the charges of threatening behaviour and publishing indecent pictures of the girl. The case is adjourned.