POLICE in Martorell, near Barcelona, have arrested a mother for attacking her 14-year-old daughter, who refused to wear an Islamic veil.
Policemen reported that the woman had been taken into police custody while her daughter was handed over to the Cataluña government’s Child Protection authorities after a teacher took the girl for treatment at Martorell Hospital.
The girl told doctors at the hospital that her mother had bitten her and attacked her with a knife for refusing to cover her hair with a veil.
Although the girl’s father was not arrested, he may be charged with covering up for the violent mother’s abuse.
The mother’s rage was over the refusal to wear a veil and also over the fact that she had found her victim had a mobile phone, sources close to the case reported.