Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dad caught torturing 12-year-old son with electric shocks (United Arab Emirates)


Sharjah Shocker: Wife catches hubby on camera giving electric shocks to 12-year-old son

Man arrested, mother and child in safe house

By Staff

Published Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Police in Sharjah have arrested an Asian man on charges of systematically torturing his 12-year-old son with electric shocks. The man was arrested after he was captured on film by his wife, without his knowledge.

The boy and his mother have been moved to a safe place by the Emirate’s Department of Social Services, which has been directly involved in exposing the father’s cruelty against his family and in his arrest.

The department said it acted after receiving a report from a relative of the family that the father is involved in systematic torture of his son by making him sit in a chair and applying electric wires to his body.

Department officials and police raided the house and arrested the man after seeing a film of the torture taken by his wife.

“At one point, the boy fell off the chair because of the electric shock. The father then forced him to sit again and resumed torturing him,” Emarat Al Youm daily said, quoting Ahmed Al Tartour, Child Protection Director at the department.

He said the father already had “a record of violence” against his family as the Department had received a report before that he was beating up his wife.

“We could not follow up that case as we failed to reach the wife after her husband seized her mobile phone,” he said.

He said the father, whom he did not identify, would be tried according to UAE laws, which provided protection to children and punish those involved in child violence.