Par­ents face plunge case

Po­lice sus­pect neg­li­gence af­ter flat fall

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - By Nawal Al Ramahi @nawal_ramahi

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

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