Girl dangled from balcony
Father threatened to drop daughter
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.