Father burned his daughter for her desire to meet mother

At first, the matter remained calm when even after the divorce; the young girl was allowed to meet her mother at regular intervals. After the mother remarried, things got out of hand and the father filed a custody case against the mother and won.

This gave the right to the father for selecting who the child could meet.  Not only this, but the father remarried as well and moved to Jeddah.

Since she wanted to meet her daughter who was now in the full custody of the father, she also divorced her second husband in the urge of being able to meet her daughter.

Mother noticed a burn mark

On one occasion, however, the mother noticed a burn mark on the arm of her young daughter. After questioning the four-year-old, the mother came to the attention that her daughter burned her using a lighter.

The mother reported that her ex-husband had a history of torturing her physically and mentally. On alternate occasions, he would lock the house late at night and sometimes in the bathroom till she would beg and demand a divorce.

Father admitted burning the daughter’s arm

After questioning the father, he admitted that he had burned his daughter’s arm, but that was merely to scare her. The young girl also claimed innocently that her stepmother was also involved in abusing her and torturing her. 

Elana, the young girl along with her mother has filed a case against the father for abusing a young child. It was told that he had done so because she had asked her father to meet her mother.

The mother also said that it did not matter whether he had taken her daughter away from her, but she would by no means leave her daughter in the hands of a man who has already burned a little of the arm just to scare her. 

Source:  Al Arabiya

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.