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Thu 8 Jan 2015 12:21 PM

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Husband sues wife for return of dowry after discovering she's not a virgin

Wife and her father have gone on trial at Fujairah Criminal Court accused of fraud

Husband sues wife for return of dowry after discovering she's not a virgin

A husband who found out his wife was not a virgin has demanded her family pay back the $21,780 (AED80,000) dowry he paid.

The money was paid by the 50-year-old Arab man on the basis that his wife, an Asian woman in her early 20s, had not been with another man, according to 7Days newspaper.

After the husband discovered that the Asian woman had a child from a previous marriage, he reported the case to police in Fujairah. He said he wanted the court to force the family to pay back the dowry.

His wife and her father have gone on trial at Fujairah Criminal Court accused of defrauding the man, charges which they deny. The case was adjourned to allow the defence prepare its case.

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