The wife of a Saudi police officer is seeking divorce after she was beaten up by her husband on the grounds she is more interested in Blackberry than him, the Saudi Alyaum Arabic language daily reported, August 2010.

The unidentified police captain in the eastern port of Dammam used a whip to lash his wife and a sharp object to hit her on the head before she was transferred to hospital for treatment, the paper said.

“She then went to the police and filed a complaint…when her husband was summoned and asked whey he attacked her, he said he did so because she is more interested in her Blackberry handset than him,” the paper said.

The wife has also filed for divorce and is awaiting court procedures. Her husband reacted by expelling her from home and depriving her from seeing her children.

(news source