Four women have been arrested following the abandonment of a five-year-old boy at a mall in Dubai

Four women have been arrested following the abandonment of a five-year-old boy at a mall in Dubai

22 Sep 2019
By Ahlanlive.com

So sad

Four women have been arrested following the abandonment of the five-year-old boy at a mall in Deira, Dubai Police have said. 

The four women were responsible for the boy, including one woman who claimed she 'found' the child in the mall. 

DNA testing has been conducted which shows none of the women are the child's biological parent, however, it's reported that the woman who said she found the boy had been a friend of his mother's and was caring for him for the past few years. 

The boy was handed over to authorities on September 6, after the woman said she'd found him alone in the mall. 

According to Gulf News, the child was raised by the woman for the past five years after his mother fled the country after giving birth to him. 

The boy is in the care of the Dubai Women and Children Foundation now.