Horrific moment a father carrying his three-year-old daughter on his shoulders DROPS her over the side of an escalator
The horrific footage captured on CCTV in a Malaysian shopping centre shows the father holding the little girl in a red coat as he walks past with her on his shoulders.
They disappear into the distance and the man then turns and starts to ride up the escalator.
Seconds later, the child falls onto the ground after slipping off his shoulders as he arrived at the top of the escalator one floor above.
The shocking incident happened in the city of George Town in Penang State, north-western Malaysia, where local media said the girl was in a critical condition and fighting for her life.
Medics at the Intensive Care Unit of the Penang Hospital said that she had a cracked skull and massive internal bleeding.
It happened just as the Bukit Jambul Complex was about to close in the early evening.