Dubai police received a message from a 17-year-old girl on their Instagram account asking for help after she was locked up in a room by her parents in a room for two days and prevented her from going to school.
Lt Col Saeed Rashid Al Haili, director of the department of child and women protection at the Dubai Police human rights division, said that after seeing the message from the girl, a GCC national, a team was sent to take action and narrowed down to locate her. Finally, they managed to track the address of the girl and reached the place.
The girl’s mother was shocked to see the cops at the doorstep. She admitted that the girl was punished because she went to a restaurant with her friends without informing. The girl remained absent from school for a day without her knowledge, the mother informed.
The parents justified the act and said that they did it only to correct her behaviour. Meanwhile, the girl said that she wanted to live with her aunt, like her sister who left house after she turned 21.
The father confirmed that she was not subjected to any kind of violence and never harmed her in any way.
Al Haili said that a special session was conducted with the girl and her parents to address the case. The girl was advised to obey her parents, while the parents were made to sign a pledge saying they would never repeat what they did this time.
4 children cases referred to public prosecution
The Dubai have referred four other cases to the public prosecution. The department of child and women’s protection recorded 20 cases related to children during the third quarter of this year.
In one of the cases, a father was forced to take police help after an Arab mother refused to register her children in school.
In another case, 16-year-old boy, Majed, whose mother abandoned him in an apartment, was handed over to his father after it became clear that the woman had shifted to the Netherlands and would not return to the country again.