Video: Turkish father straps teen daughter to back of his minivan

MENA

Published: 2018-08-30 16:57

Last Updated: 2018-08-31 08:47


Authorities are currently taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the child. (Twitter)
Authorities are currently taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the child. (Twitter)
Roya News Source

A video of a young girl strapped to the back of a minivan in Turkey went viral this week.

Turkish authorities arrested the driver who tied his daughter to his vehicle as he drove down a long country lane.

Police tracked down the father by entering the details of his licence plate into their vehicle registration verification system.

The father told police officers that his 13-year-old daughter asked to sit on the rear bicycle carrier, adding that he unstrapped the teen after 300-400 meters of travelling on the road.

To make matters worse, the father-of-eight defended his actions by reassuring the police that the carrier can carry up to 150 kg.

Following the social media storm, the driver’s 22-year-old son told local media that the incident caused him and his family a lot of stress and made them “very sad.”

Authorities are currently taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the child.