The father of the child who was filmed abusing a Syrian boy has been arrested, announced the Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau on Sunday.

It said that the father, identified as A.Aa., was arrested from inside the van he owns in the al-Raml al-Ali area in Beirut’s southern suburbs of Dahieh at 2:30 am on Sunday.

It also arrested H.T., who is suspected of filming his cousin while he was assaulting the child.

A video of a child beating up another minor, who is a Syrian national, went viral online, prompting the Ministry of Social Affairs and the judiciary to act and demand an investigation in the incident.