By Josh Hanrahan For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 08:22 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 09:17 BST, 22 July 2019
A father who stabbed his teenage daughter in the neck before jumping to his death inside a shopping centre had been struggling to make his daughter conform to his traditional ways, family friends claim.
The 52-year-old man plunged to his death inside Chatswood Chase shopping centre, on Sydney's north shore, just after 10am on Sunday.
A short time earlier, police said he stabbed his 14-year-old daughter multiple times in the neck inside their family home.
Witnesses said the teen ran across the road to a busy park where she screamed: 'Help me, he's trying to kill me'.
Friends of the family told Daily Mail Australia there had been ongoing tensions between the girl and her parents.
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Detectives arrive at the family home in Chatswood, on Sydney's north shore, where 24 hours earlier a father had stabbed his daughter in the neck
Police removed bags of evidence from the family home, including clothes and an Apple laptop
Friends and neighbours who attended the home on Monday told Daily Mail Australia there had been ongoing tensions between the girl and her parents, but they were shocked it had ended like this