A UAE court has dismissed a young woman's claim after she filed a lawsuit against her boyfriend accusing him of faking his death to avoid marrying her, and allegedly borrowing Dh215,000 (BD22,012) for cancer treatment.
In her lawsuit the woman said she was in a relationship with the Arab man in his 20's who had promised to marry her.
He had claimed that he he was suffering from cancer and borrowed the money to fund his travel for treatment abroad, saying that he was unable to bear the cost as he was going through financial difficulties, she explained.
The woman said she lent him the amount, which he promised to return, but that he began dodging her and turned his phone off immediately after.
She said she was shocked when the defendant’s brother informed her that her boyfriend had died, only to find out later that she had been lied to.
The woman said that she had approached the defendant and asked him to return the money and fulfill his promise of marrying her, but he had refused.
She then filed a lawsuit at the Abu Dhabi Family and Civil Administrative Cases Court demanding that he return the borrowed amount.
The defendant denied borrowing the money throughout the trial and the judge dismissed the case after the woman failed to provide sufficient evidence to prove her case.
She was also ordered to pay for the man's legal expenses.