WEB DESK: The rigid belief of a man cost him his daughter’s life. The father of a 20-year-old preferred her daughter to be drown rather than be rescued by strangers.
Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department said that this incident took place at a beach in Dubai.
According to the Dubai Police, the father took his family to the beach where his 20-year-old daughter started to drown after a while. When two rescuers at the beach nearby who saw her drown, they tried to rescue her but the father stopped him from rescuing.
He said the he would rather let his daughter die then touched by strangers. Later the girl died from drowning.
According to the officials, 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 be touched by a strange man.
Lt. Col. Burqibah added that the girl’s father was later arrested by Dubai Police for stopping the rescue team from saving his daughter’s life and doing their job. He was prosecuted and sued by the concerned authorities.