Police arrest father on suspicion of choking daughter

August 30, 2012 18:36

Police arrested a man from Ashdod on Thursday on suspicion of choking his 14-year-old daughter with a belt as she slept in her bed.

Paramedics rushed the girl to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, where is in moderate condition, according to doctors.

Police say the suspect, in a rage due to a prior verbal dispute, entered his daughter's room after his wife left the home from work, and began choking her with the belt.

"We're looking into the background of this incident, and what proceeded it," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

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