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Woman drowns after father blocks rescue to save 'honour'

August 10th, 2015 | Tags: Dubai honour drowning lifeguards arrested
A young Asian woman drowned after her father allegedly prevented Dubai lifeguards from coming to the rescue because that would "dishonour" her, Emirati news media reported Monday. Photo: AFP
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — A young Asian woman drowned after her father allegedly prevented Dubai lifeguards from coming to the rescue because that would "dishonour" her, Emirati news media reported Monday.

Emirates 24/7 reported that Dubai police arrested the unnamed man.

When two lifeguards tried to help the drowning 20-year-old, her father "started pulling and preventing the rescue men and got violent with them", it reported.

"He told them that he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man," said Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Burqibah, deputy director of Dubai police’s search and rescue department.

The Asian man "considered that if these men touched his daughter, then this would dishonour her. It cost him the life of his daughter," Burqibah said, quoted by the website.

Dubai police later arrested the father for having blocked rescue teams from doing their job and saving his daughter's life.

8 Responses to “Woman drowns after father blocks rescue to save 'honour'”

  • huh (10/08/2015, 23:11) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply

    @$$hol3

  • Voter Too (11/08/2015, 10:13) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    This sounds more like money rituals to me. Perhaps he wants to be the first to touch her. They are not defiling any one but saving a life. This is sheer craziness and wickedness
  • Prejudice (11/08/2015, 16:24) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    then he should not be in Dubai
  • ? (11/08/2015, 20:41) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    how can anyone prevent any kinda rescue?
  • Really??!! (12/08/2015, 12:24) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    He should be locked up for killing his daughter then!!!
  • Madness (14/08/2015, 14:18) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    HANG HIM!!!
  • Feroza (19/08/2015, 14:54) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a bunch a bull!!! It will dishonor her for a strange man to touch her! So why didn't he go to rescue her himself then? He must have had a serious life insurance of her.


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