Man jailed for threatening to kill his lover’s husband wins appeal

Indian walks free after appeals court finds him not guilty of assaulting and threatening the husband of the woman he was having an affair with.

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DUBAI // A man sentenced to three months in jail for assaulting and threatening to kill his lover’s husband has been found not guilty by Dubai Court of Appeal.

The 48-year-old Indian had been convicted of issuing death threats and physical assault that resulted in a 15 per cent disability to his countryman.

He allegedly twisted the husband’s arm before threatening to kill him if he reported the affair to police.

The man denied the charges at Dubai Criminal Court in April and said that the husband’s injury happened beforehand.

The husband, a 49-year-old accountant, found out about the affair his wife was having with the defendant and managed to obtain pictures of the two together while intimate.

On June 20 last year, the lover visited the husband at his workplace in Al Jaddaf and asked him to hand over his mobile phone so he could retrieve the pictures.

When the husband refused, the lover allegedly tried to pull the phone from the man’s hand then twisted his arm and tried to strangle him.

He was said to have then made the threats before running away, at which point the husband called police.

A medical report said that the husband was left with a 15 per cent permanent disability in his shoulder as a result of twisting.

However, the lover has been freed after appealing against the conviction, though no explanation of the ruling was made available.

salamir@thenational.ae