A five-year old Saudi girl named Lamaa was tortured to death by her father, a prominent religious scholar.
Lamaa breathed her last breath in an intensive care unit of a hospital in the Saudi capital Riyadh a few days ago, after weeks of suffering from broken arms, a skull fracture and head bruises.
As reported by Al Arabiya:
“He used all sorts of torture and abuse against Lamaa,” the girl’s mother said, now divorced from her brutal husband.
The mother explained that after she was divorced she had an “agreement” with her former husband regarding the daughter they shared. The medical report indicated that Lamaa was tortured with whips and electric shocks.
She was even burned with an iron, the mother said. The hospital matron said the man admitted to beating his daughter, but did not explain why.
According to Lamaa’s mother:
“I was shocked and could not believe what happened to Lamaa when I saw her. I could not believe that is no mercy in people's hearts."
When she asked her ex-husband why he tortured Lamaa, he replied with a “chuckle only." The mother and the hospital refused to provide the name of the man and only described him as a “well known” television preacher.
Such a shame that a beautiful young girl's life was cut short - at the hands of her own father no less.