Girl dan­gled from bal­cony

Fa­ther threat­ened to drop daugh­ter

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - By Ali Al Shouk @alial­shouk ali.shouk@7days.ae

A fa­ther threat­ened to throw his three-year-old daugh­ter off a bal­cony ev­ery time he rowed with his wife, Dubai Po­lice said.

The force said the cou­ple were both drug users and even­tu­ally the wife and her mother came to them to seek help. They said the woman had tried to leave her hus­band but he tracked her down and at­tacked her fam­ily.

Ma­jor Raed Sha­heen, Di­rec­tor of the Women and Chil­dren’s Pro­tec­tion Unit at the Dubai Po­lice, said: “What the fa­ther did to the baby and his wife is unimag­in­able. Dur­ing ev­ery al­ter­ca­tion he used to hold the baby over the bal­cony, threat­en­ing to throw her off. Ac­cord­ing to a med­i­cal re­port he even burned parts of the in­fant’s body.”

Dubai Po­lice have put the in­fant in the care of the grand­mother tem­po­rar­ily. They want the fa­ther to sign a in­junc­tion say­ing he will not harm his daugh­ter.

Po­lice said the wife told them her hus­band is a drug ad­dict and that he got her into drugs as well.

“She claimed that her hus­band at­tacked her fam­ily when she es­caped and even fought with her brother,” said Sha­heen.

Dubai Po­lice said they are try­ing to re­solve the mat­ter and have con­tacted a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre to en­sure the mother is fit to care for her daugh­ter, who will re­main with the grand­mother. No charges have been brought against the fa­ther.

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