Saudi police arrest man for beating daughter in viral video

Police in Makkah said they arrested a man in his 40s for abusing a child in a video circulated on social media. (File/Reuters)
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Updated 08 October 2020

Saudi police arrest man for beating daughter in viral video

  • The man had filmed the abuse and published the video himself

RIYADH: Police in Saudi Arabia arrested a father on Wednesday after a shocking video was circulated on social media of him beating up a his young daughter.
Makkah police spokesman, Maj. Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, said the father, who is in his 40s, had filmed the abuse and published the video himself.
In the 2:19 minutes video, the girl is seen lying on her stomach on the floor with a ladder on top of her, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The father is seen carefully securing her to the ladder and then beating her with a whip, as she cries and begs him to stop.
Al-Ghamdi said they discovered the identity of the man and he was arrested and referred to the Public Prosecution.


Thunderstorm alerts issued across Saudi Arabia

Updated 7 min 50 sec ago

Thunderstorm alerts issued across Saudi Arabia

  • Some areas should expect heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s civil defense has issued weather warnings on Sunday to various areas in the Kingdom from Monday until Thursday.

It warned of continued thunderstorms in Riyadh, Makkah, Al-Baha, Asir, Jazan, Qassim, the Eastern Province, Hail and the Northern Borders Province.

The authority said some areas should expect heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows.

Madinah and Jawf regions can expect moderate rains and brisk winds.

The General Directorate of Civil Defense based its warnings on data provided by the Kingdom's General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection.

The civil defense called on everyone to be aware of the potential dangers of these environmental conditions, to avoid areas where torrents gather and to listen out for the civil defense's announcements.