A 20-year-old woman drowned in a beach in Dubai because he father did not let lifeguards try to save her. Lt Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department, said he would be unable to forget the incident.
The unnamed man preferred to let his daughter drown rather than have ‘strange men’ dishonor her by touching her.
“The Asian father took his wife and kids to the beach for picnic and fun. The kids were swimming in the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help,” said Burqibah.
According to Burqibah, lifeguards rushed to rescue the girl but the father became aggressive and pulled them away.
“There was one obstacle which prevented them from reaching the girl…the belief of this Asian man who considered that if these men touched his daughter, this would dishonour her. He told them that he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man,” Burqibah added.
The father of the girl was reportedly prosecuted and sued for preventing the rescue teams from saving the girl’s life.