A video has gone viral on social media where a man in red t-shirt can be seen beating his three-year-old girl mercilessly while the traumatised child cries for help.
(Warning: The below tweet contains disturbing video.)
CHILD ABUSE: Some parents can be so horrible pic.twitter.com/plIOVfEHK8
— Mzilikazi wa Afrika (@IamMzilikazi) September 23, 2019
In the video, it can be seen that while the child is struggling to stand up on her feet, the man, who is her father, beats her up mercilessly. He is seen sitting on the floor, beating up the child, pulling and squeezing her ears while she cries out of pain. She looks at the person taking the video pleading for help, but no one seemingly comes to her rescue.
At one point in the video, the man raises the child and drops her on the floor and then proceeds to beat her up again asking her to stand up and walk.
Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labour and Social Development spokesman Khalid Abalkhail also took to Twitter to inform that the Violence Reporting Centre was looking into the video where the man was beating up the child.
يجري التحقق من معلومات وصلت إلى مركز بلاغات العنف للشخص الذي ظهر في مقطع فيديو يعنف طفل رضيع؛ حيث يعمل الزملاء والزميلات في وحدة الحماية الاجتماعية بالتنسيق مع الجهات المختصة للوصول للمعنف.. وسيتم تطبيق نظام حماية الطفل ولائحته التنفيذية بحقه. pic.twitter.com/hvb82bWSKx
— خالد أبا الخيل (@kabalkhail22) September 21, 2019
It has now come to the fore that the man seen in the above video is a Palestinian man who lived in Saudi Arabia. As per reports, the Saudi Arabia police has arrested the man at the Dar al-Bayda neighbourhood in South Riyadh.
According to Saudi Arabia ministry, the man, who is in his forties, has four children and necessary care will be provided to them in coordination with relevant authorities.