An Arab girl who threatened to end her life apparently to press her boyfriend to marry her jumped to death from her Abu Dhabi apartment after he scoffed at her threats and called her bluff.
The boy was accused of failing to prevent her death and was sentenced to three months in jail, after which he will be deported.
The boy of the same nationality was standing just near the high rise building in the capital when his girl friend hurled herself down. He informed the police, rushed back home and himself tried to commit a suicide before he was stopped by relatives.
Police discovered the relationship between the couple when they checked the dead girl’s mobile phone, which contained many love massages from her boyfriend.
“Police said that the girl sent texts to her boyfriend telling him she would commit a suicide and asking his opinion,” Emirat Alyoum daily said.
“Police found that he sent her sarcastic answers and appeared to be calling her bluff as he apparently did not believe she would do it.”
The unnamed boy told court that he was cheated when the girl told him she was a university student, adding that he believed her as she was tall.
“He said her tall body gave the impression she was older, but he asserted that he intended to marry her soon,” the paper said.
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