Father is arrested after images of him beating his baby daughter because she had not learned to stand or walk viral in Saudi Arabia
- Yousif Alqutai, a 40-something Palestinian, was filmed as he noticed the young girl
- The father grabs her by the neck and dangles her above the floor
- After officers in Riyadh were informed of the viral video, they arrested Alqutai
- Alqutai has released an apology video and allegedly blamed his wife for abuse
A father was arrested by the Saudi police after images surfaced that he hit his screaming baby daughter because she was struggling to get up.
Yousif Alqutai, about 40 Palestinian living in the Gulf State, was filmed as he slapped the young girl's face and back, every time her delicate legs nodded from under her.
And in a seemingly cruel attempt to leave her standing, he grabs her by the neck skin and dangles her above the ground while she moans.
Yousif Alqutai, a 40-person Palestinian living in the Gulf State, was filmed as he slapped the young girl's face and back, every time her slender legs nodded from under her
He can be seen grabbing her right hand and tipping it to the ground, where he then hits her on the back
Alqutai insists that the video was taken a long time ago and seeks forgiveness, according to the New Arab.
He even released an apology video on social media in which the girl said: & # 39; As you can see now, she is doing fine.
& # 39; I tried to teach her to walk and now look at the grace of God that she is walking alone. & # 39;
But the first clip, which went viral, caused a huge setback online, with many even calling on the authorities to intervene.
Lebanese actress Nadine Nassib Njeim has retweeted a post that says: & # 39; Child protection associations must urgently intervene!
In a seemingly cruel attempt to let her stand, he grabs her by the scruff's neck and dangles her above the ground while she moans
In Alqutai's apology video on Twitter, he insists that the girl is fine and can walk now
& # 39; But to be honest, this toddler is somehow damaged!
& # 39; The way he hit her on the head. I can't take her out of my head!
& # 39; What happens to humanity? It's insane! & # 39;
After the police were warned of the viral video, they moved to identify Alqutai and hold him.
An armed forces spokesperson said: & # 39; The man, a Palestinian citizen in his forties, was identified as the perpetrator and was arrested from the Casablanca district, south of the city of Riyadh, & # 39; according to the Saudi Gazette.
The officer added that the Saudi police would provide the necessary care to his four children & # 39 ;.
The video led to a backlash online and led officers in Riyadh to identify and arrest Alqutai
The video, which makes uncomfortable viewing possible, shows that Alqutai was sitting on the floor and holding his daughter in an attempt to get up.
But while her knees are nodding, he suddenly sends his outstretched right palm into the young girl's cheek.
He is then seen grabbing her right ankle and tipping her to the ground where he then hits her on the back.
In the apology video, Alqutai blamed his wife – and mother of his four children – for abuse that caused him psychological damage.
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