Man divorces wife over costly weight-loss operation

Netizens criticise husband on social media, say he had no right to end marriage

Dubai: A man in Saudi Arabia has divorced his wife after she spent over USD 20,000 to undergo a weight-loss operation for a slimmer look.

The “obese” Saudi teacher, consulted a doctor and went under the knife, when her husband, who often complained that his wife was overweight and wished she were slimmer, transferred to another city.

Representational pic
Representational pic

When the husband returned, he was pleased with his wife’s new appearance and shape.

However, after he learnt that she spent 80,000 riyals (R14 lakh approx) for the weight-loss operation, he became upset as he wanted to use the money to buy a new home.

The husband was so depressed that he preferred not to look at his wife and began sleeping alone and eventually made the decision to divorce her, the report said.

Social media was abuzz over the incident with netizens criticising the husband, saying that he had no right to end a marriage in which his wife was trying hard to please him.

They said that the money, even if it was needed, could be eventually replaced, but not the compassion of his wife.

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