A Yemeni man has admitted to brutally torturing and murdering his ten-year-old daughter for supposedly having sex. His torture techniques included pressing a hot iron against her skin.
The man was located only hours after shepherds found a dead girl in the northern province of Ibb. The photo (below) was widely shared on social media, leading to public outrage over the torture and murder of the girl.
Director of Dhamar’s Criminal Investigation Department Mohammad Qassem Al Hadi said that the man admitted to torturing and shooting his daughter four times. He also admitted to throwing her off of a cliff in the same region that she was found.
Al Hadi said, “We found a video clip in his mobile phone asking his daughter to confess to her mistake. The girl was bleeding and crying.”
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The graphic photo incited demands for the man’s execution.
One spokesman said, “If I were a judge, I would have sentenced him to death in the first session.”
Al Hadi added that, “The father divorced his wife six years ago. He has two daughters and usually spends time moving from one country to another.”
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