Saudi police arrest man for beating daughter in viral video

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

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.