The police have lawfully detained a Palestinian man indicted of torturing his baby girl after a video of the abuse went viral on social media. Riyadh police spokesman said their criminal investigation team began a manhunt for the accused shortly after cordially receiving notice about the occurrence on social networking sites.
A police spokesman said that “the man, a Palestinian national in his 40s, has been identified as the culprit and he was arrested from the Casablanca neighbourhood, south of the Riyadh city. We will provide necessary care to his four children, in coordination with the concerned authorities.”
On his part, Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development spokesperson Khaled Aba Khail tweeted: “The Violence Reporting Center is verifying the video and looking for the man who appeared abusing a child. Colleagues are coordinating with the competent authorities to reach the man. The Saudi child protection system and its executive regulations will be applied to him.”
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