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Dubai expat sued for stopping lifeguards trying to save drowning daughter

Father told officials he would rather his daughter died than be dishonoured by "being touched by a strange man"

Dubai expat sued for stopping lifeguards trying to save drowning daughter
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An Asian father who prevented Dubai lifeguards from saving his drowning daughter, claiming she would be dishonoured if she was touched by strange men, has been arrested and prosecuted by authorities after his actions led to the death of the 20-year-old girl, Emirates 24/7 reported.

“The Asian father took his wife and kids to the beach for picnic and fun. The kids were swimming in the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help," Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department, told the website as he recounted the incident, which took place on a Dubai public beach.

“Two rescue men were at the beach, and they rushed to help the girl.... The father was a tall and strong man. He started pulling and preventing the rescue men and got violent with them. He told them that he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man.”

“This is one of the incidents which I cannot forget. It shocked me and many others who were involved in the case," he added.

The actions of the father resulted in the death of the young woman. The father was subsequently arrested for preventing the lifeguards from doing their job and aiding in the death of his daughter.

“He was prosecuted and sued by the concerned authorities,” Lt. Col. Burqibah confirmed.

SAMIULLA BANDARKAR 4 years ago

Plain murder!

Sidney 4 years ago

Daughter dead, father prosecuted for being afraid of what people will say...his brain only works to honor what others think, not what a father of worth would have done to save his daughter's life. Talking about unthinkingly following traditions over human life, which is more precious than ideology.

raj 4 years ago

No comments.....Unbelievable

Tareq 4 years ago

why didn't the tall and strong father rescue his daughter then?
So sad, especially for the mother.

Said 4 years ago

This is absolutely crazy. Simply put - a murderer that has to pay for killing his daughter

leo50 4 years ago

he deserves proper punishment for what he has inflicted on his daughter and other members of his family. Incomprehensible behavior!

Nardos 4 years ago

It was better to throw him in the deep ocean .. he is not human let alone the victim father.

arshad 4 years ago

This is extremist thinking promoted in Muslim world unfortunately. We need to promote true Islamic values of love and understanding. This father is an IS mentality guy, he should be punished.

lina Mohammad 4 years ago

he should be put away , as with this mentality he is not fit to be head of a family, let alone with a wife and other kids, I urge the authorities to take appropriate action

Shaheen Riyad 4 years ago

Unbelievable..Where are we heading to? Then why couldnt the father himself rescue the daughter? He should be punished. Wonder what the other family members are going through.