Shocking! Man in Dubai lets daughter drown rather than being 'touched by strange men'

In a shocking incident, a man let his daughter drown and prevented life guards from rescuing her so that she would not be 'touched by strange men'.

Updated: Aug 11, 2015, 13:39 PM IST
Shocking! Man in Dubai lets daughter drown rather than being 'touched by strange men'
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New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a man let his daughter drown and prevented life guards from rescuing her so that she would not be 'touched by strange men'.

The Asian man was holidaying with his family on a Dubai beach when the 20-year-old victim, who was swimming, started drowning and screamed for help, according to a news report in the Emirates247.

“The father then prevented the life guards from rescuing the daughter stating that he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man,” Lt Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department was quoted in the report.

The delay led to the girl drowning and losing her life.

Dubai Police later arrested the father, who was prosecuted by the authorities.