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The devout Muslim had said that he preferred to let her die rather than be touched by lifeguards after she got into difficulty.
“Man let daughter drown rather than have strange men touch her, Dubai police claim,” by Caroline Mortimer, The Independent, August 10, 2015 (thanks to DB):
His daughter ran into difficulty in the water on a Dubai beach
The father of a 20-year-old woman who drowned in Dubai allegedly stopped lifeguards from helping her.
The unnamed man had said he preferred to let her die rather than be touched by strange men after she got into difficulty on a beach in the city, a senior Dubai official told Emirates 24/7.
Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department, said the incident had stuck with him.
He said: “The kids were swimming in the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help.
“Two rescue men were at the beach, and they rushed to help the girl.
“However, there was one obstacle which prevented them from reaching the girl and helping her.
“This obstacle was the belief of this Asian man who considered that if these men touched his daughter, then this would dishonour her. It cost him the life of his daughter.”
According to Lt. Col Burqibah, the man became aggressive, physically pulling the rescue men away from the water and said he “prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man”.
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