Parents face plunge case
Police suspect negligence after flat fall
The parents of a five-year-old boy who survived a fall from a second-floor window could be prosecuted.
The boy’s family live in a building in the Nakheel area of Ras Al Khaimah. The child taken the hospital after the incident. The Syrian boy fractured his leg, hands and jaw, however, his condition is stable after receiving treatment.
The boy’s father, who asked not to be named, said: “My son’s medical condition is getting better.”
However, RAK Police said that they will refer the father and mother to public prosecution on suspicion of negligence.
They said that the Operations Room received a call from a resident on the day of the incident informing them a child had fallen from the window of an apartment on the second floor of a residential building.
A police patrol car and rescue team rushed to the scene but found that the boy’s parents had taken him to hospital in their car.
Lt Col Waleed Mohammed Juma Al Nuaimi, head of CID at Mamourah Shamil Police Station, said: “Police investigations suggested that the child was left alone in the room when he fell from the window.”
The boy’s parents were allegedly in other rooms when the boy fell from a bedroom window while playing on his own.
Al Nuaimi urged parents to make sure homes and places where children play are safe.
“Parents should take extra care of children and not leave them alone in homes at any time so to avoid such incidents from happening,” he said.
‘Investigations suggest the child was alone in the room when he fell from the window’ – Senior RAK Police CID officer