Man Beats Daughter in Makkah and Posts Video on Social Media
The little can be heard crying and begging, "Baba, I am your daughter Baba."
Saudi authorities on Wednesday arrested a father after footage of him beating his young daughter circulated on social media.
The father, in his 40s, shackled his 5-year old daughter in their home and filmed the beating before posting the video online. This was according to a spokesperson for the police force in the locality of Makkah Al Mukarramah, Major Mohammed Al Ghamidi.
In the heart-wrenching video, which is 2 minutes and 19 seconds long, the girl can be seen lying on the floor on her stomach while a ladder is placed on top of her.
حسبي الله نعم الوكيل قسوة القلب وعدم وجود الضمير الحي. ربي أبنائك تربية تسعدك مستقبلاً ولا تربي أبنائك تربية تندم عليها آجل! تَأدب قبل أن تُأدب. تصحيح (برماوي) وليس *برناوي*.
— المسكــي. (@almisky_fab) October 7, 2020
Her father then shackles and attaches her to the ladder before whipping her sensitive parts.
She can be heard crying and begging, “Baba, I am your daughter Baba.”
حسبى الله ونعم الوكيل في كل ظالم
المقطع عارف انه مزعج لكن ياليت ينتشر بشكل واسع ليتم التعرف عليه جنسيته برناوي في مكه pic.twitter.com/v31uYCDcpt
— محمد بـن صقـر المعجل (@almajil5) October 6, 2020
حسسبي الله ونعم الوكيل فيه، اللهم انتقم منه أشد انتقام
— Fatimah Riyad (@FatimahRiyad) October 7, 2020
The authorities discovered the father’s identity, Al Ghamidi said, leading to his arrest and referral to the kingdom’s Public Prosecution.
Although the crime is not yet established to be an incident of gender-based violence, it comes when the abuse of female partners or relatives is being increasingly scrutinized in recent months.
حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل عليه تقطع قلبي اللهم اجعل يديه لشلل وقدميه حتى يعجز عن خدمة نفسه مهما فعل الطفل من غلط كيف اب يقدر يعمل بطفله كذا اشك ان الطفل طفله الله لايوفقه دنيا و اخره
— شخص بسيط (@ltJKPcaMVlRfP7H) October 7, 2020
In July this year, protests erupted in neighboring Jordan after a father killed his daughter in an apparent “honor killing.”
Correction: A previous version of this article referred to the man as Saudi. The man is now confirmed to be a Burmese national living in Makkah.
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