A 20-year-old girl drowned at a Dubai beach after her father ‘violently stopped’ life guards from saving her. The Asian man, who did not want ‘strange men’ to touch his daughter, has been arrested. The father preferred she drown rather than be dishonored by getting touched by male rescuers.
The dad had taken his wife and children “to the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help,” said Burqibah, deputy director of the Dubai police’s search and rescue team.
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“Two rescue men were at the beach and they rushed to help the girl. However,” said Burqibah, the man “considered that if these men touched his daughter, then this would dishonor her. It cost him the life of his daughter.”
“The father was a strong and tall 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 being touched by a strange man.” The woman drowned and the father was arrested for not allowing rescuers to do their job.
“This is one of the incidents which I cannot forget. It shocked me and many others who were involved in the case,” he added.
The unidentified man has been arrested and will be prosecuted for his actions that resulted in the death of the 20-year-old woman.