‘Mental’ dad chains 1-year-old ‘problem’ daughter

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Saudi man discovered to be ‘mentally ill’

A Saudi father tied up his one-year-old daughter with chains and took her to the Red Crescent hospital in the Gulf Kingdom for treatment, saying she has psychological problems. But the shocked staff discovered that the one who is ill is the father.

Medical staff were caught off guard when the Saudi man walked into their centre in the central town of Makkah at dawn on Saturday and handed them the chained baby.

When they asked him why he had tied her up, he told them that he believes she is suffering from psychological problems.

“Doctors there decided to hand the girl to the obstetrics hospital after they discovered that the father is mentally ill,” Sabq Arabic language newspaper said, adding that police were informed about the incident.

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