6-year-old girl dies after father throws her off roof in Iraq

BASRA, Iraq – A six-year-old girl is dead after her father threw her off a roof in Basra, Iraqi reports said.

The father, a police officer from the district of Al-Zubair in Basra, lived in the area with his two daughters after going through a divorce with his wife, reports said.

A confrontation occurred between the two and the father went rogue and brutally beat up his daughter, leaving her limp and with visible marks on her body.

He then went to the roof of the apartment complex where they reside, and threw her from the top to cover up his act, in an attempt to make it seem as if she fell.

The little girl died on impact at the scene.

The man was taken into custody where he remains detained and faces the death penalty.