Police arrest man who videotaped daughter fabricating mom death

(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — According to the Spokesperson of the Public Security Directorate (PSD), Amer Al-Sartawi, police arrested a man who filmed his baby daughter crying to draw the sympathy of social media viewers and gain more followers, Al-Mamlaka TV said.اضافة اعلان

The short video showed a three-year-old girl crying outdoors in a place she identified as a cemetery, claiming that her mother was buried there. She also claimed that her step-mother had kicked her out of the house, while her father was at work.

An unidentified man, who did not show up in the video, asked the girl if she could go stay with her grandparents. The answer was negative. The girl said she wanted to stay in the house where he mother had lived.

Sartawi said that the video, which was seen on social media, showed the child complaining of ill-treatment following her mother's death.

An investigation was initiated to identify the child at the location where the video was filmed to ascertain the authenticity of the allegations, take the necessary measures to find the girl, and ensure her protection, Sartawi added.

With the probe and information gathering, the child was identified. Authorities rushed to the location, where her father was arrested after the authorities determined that the child was in good health, and that her mother was alive.

The Family Protection Department, which investigated the case, referred the man to the judiciary. It also carried out a social review of the child and household condition to protect the girl, and ensure that there would be no future recurrence of the incident.

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