Monday 1 December 2008 (03 Dhul Hijjah 1429
Heavily indebted man pawns his daughter
Abdulaziz Abdulwahid | Arab News
AL-JOUF: A Saudi man in the northern city of Tabuk pawned his
three-year-old daughter to a man from Jeddah and then reported her missing to
police, local newspapers said yesterday.
Police searched for the girl for three days and then became suspicious
after the father failed to follow up on the case. Their suspicions increased
when the girl's mother told them that the disappearance coincided with the
departure of a guest from Jeddah who stayed with the family for two days.
Police investigated the case and learned that the father pawned his
daughter to his creditor, whom he owed SR20,000, as a form of guarantee that he
would repay the debt.