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PHOTOS: Father throws 6-month-old baby off building
By Fay Ngina | Updated Apr 16, 2018 at 13:37 EAT
Man throws baby off roof {Photos/Courtesy}
  • A man in South Africa has been charged with attempted murder after throwing his baby off the roof
  • The man wanted to throw his baby to protest against the demolishment of 90 shacks

A South African 38-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder of his 6-month-old daughter after he threw the baby off a roof.

According to Daily Mail, The man wanted to throw his baby to protest against the demolition of 90 shacks at a township in Kwadwesi, near Port Elizabeth that had been built illegally on municipal land.

“At about 10.40am a 38-year-old man climbed onto the roof of one of the structures and held a one-year-old girl in his hands. This was done to force the team not to demolish the structure. Due to the dangerous threat to the safety of the child police set out a plan to rescue the little girl and arrest the male and one of our officers successfully caught the girl as she was flung,” police spokesman Capt. Andre Beetge told local media.

The images show a police officer who climbed the roof in an attempt to talk to the father and save the baby.

However, the man held the baby by the ankle before swinging her over the edge.

The baby was fortunately caught by a policeman and did not sustain any injuries.

Police later captured the man, handcuffed and arrested him.

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