An Egyptian man was convicet and ruled to be deported by an Appeals court in Qatar, for sending indecent text messages to a female compatriot. An additional fine of QR 3,000 (around LKR 91,000) was also upheld by the upper court.
The man bombarded the woman with suggestive text messages, one which arrived while the woman was in the police station filing her complaint. With the assistance of the mobile network, Qtel the police were able to track down the 32 year old owner of the phone.
The Egyptian claimed that the phone sending the messages had been stolen about a month earlier, but the court decided that his failure to report the theft made this unlikely.