(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) All's fair in love and war, the old saying goes. A love-smitten 14-year-old Arab girl allegedly ran away from her home in Kalba and checked herself in at a Fujairah hotel to teach her family a lesson for rejecting her boyfriend's proposal to marry her.
From the hotel, she called her 18-year-old boyfriend whom she met on Facebook eight months back.
However, the boy showed remarkable maturity and advised her to return home without delay. The Sharjah Police received a complaint from the girl's parents on June 30 that their daughter had been kidnapped by unknown persons.
After intensified search, the police traced the girl to a hotel in Fujairah in 24 hours. With assistance from the Fujairah Police, the girl was sent to the Eastern Region Police.
She told the police that she left her family house on her own will and no one had kidnapped her. She told her family that she was going to a ladies salon.
From the salon, she decided not to go back home and went to Fujairah and checked in at a hotel using her mother's identity card. She said she ran away to "torture her parents" who rejected her love affair with the boy she had met on Facebook eight months back.
The boy called her mother and proposed but her mother refused him. When she reached the hotel, she called her boyfriend who advised her to go home but she stayed at the hotel until the police found her.
The Sharjah Police have called on the parents to supervise their children when the latter surf the Internet. "Parents should ensure that their children don't enter into unsuitable relationships with strangers," the police said.