Woman arrested after sharing 'racist' posts over death of Afghan boy, 5, killed when he fell out of hotel window
A WOMAN has been arrested after sharing “racist” posts over the death of a five-year-old Afghan refugee who died when he fell out of a hotel window.
Little Mohammed Munib Majeedi died just days after he and his family arrived in the UK while fleeing the Taliban to seek a safer life.
It's believed he died after plunging about 70ft around 2.30pm on Wednesday as he peered from a ninth-floor room window at the hotel.
Now South Yorkshire Police have said they have arrested a woman after her vile online comments were reported, YorkshireLive report.
She was booked this morning on suspicion of "malicious communications and racially aggravated public order offences".
Social media users are celebrating her arrest – calling the woman "disgusting" and "racist" for her comments.
Acting Detective Inspector Lee Corker said: "I would like to remind people that comments made online can have serious consequences.
"Hate speech or hate crimes will not be tolerated in person or online, and will be dealt with robustly by officers.
"Our social media channels are monitored, and whilst we encourage discussion, offensive comments may be investigated. Please consider the impact your words may have before you post."
The boy's dad, Omar Majeedi, had worked at the British Embassy in Kabul before the family were relocated to the UK.
But the family faced the unimaginable tragedy when their boy plunged to his death.
A hotel resident, also an interpreter for the British in Afghanistan, decribed the horror events, saying: "I was in my room.
"I heard a sound, like I heard the body fall.
"His mother was in the room with him. She was screaming, 'My son, my son.'
"When I came here (outside) I saw the ambulance and police here."
The hotel houses hero Afghans and their families who worked alongside the British Army and authorities, but escaped to the UK as the Taliban swept across their country.
Last night, inspectors could be seen opening hotel windows, revealing some left a gap of one and a half foot, which a child could easily climb though.
Police are not treating the boy's death as suspicious.
Police vehicles remained at the scene last night, with security guards in hi-viz jackets turning people away at the main entrance to the 111-bedroom hotel.
Inspectors could be seen testing hotel windows, with video footage showing one opening wide enough for a child to slip through.
The neighbouring NCP car park was sealed off by police following the tragedy at the hotel on Blonk Street.
He can’t have been in England very many weeks
The families were relocated as the Afghanistan government collapsed and the Taliban seized power again nearly 20 years after being driven out by the West.
Heartbreaking scenes have emerged this week as thousands of people were evacuated in US and UK airlifts.
Desperate mums have been throwing babies over razor wire at a compound at Kabul airport as they begged British paratroopers to take them to safety.
The horrifying scenes come as the merciless Taliban have been beating women and gunning down unarmed protesters.
A Government spokesman said: "We are extremely saddened by the tragic death of a child at a hotel in Sheffield.
“The police are providing support to the family while the investigation continues and we cannot comment further at this time.”
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "We are sorry to share a boy has sadly died after falling from a building in Sheffield this afternoon.
"Emergency services were called to the Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel on
Blonk Street, Sheffield at around 2.30pm today (18 August) after
reports the boy had fallen from a window.
"The boy’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.
No formal identification has taken place yet.
"Enquiries are in the early stages to establish the exact
circumstances surrounding the incident."
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