SAUDI ARABIA: WOMAN EXECUTED FOR KILLING STEPDAUGHTER, 7
January 12, 2015: A Burmese woman was executed in Makkah, in western Saudi Arabia, after she was found guilty of torturing her seven-year-old stepdaughter to death.
The interior ministry said that the murderer, Laila Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim, killed the daughter of her husband, Kalthoum Bin Abdul Rahman Bin Ghulam Qadir, by beating her severely and inserting the stick of a broom into her genitals ‚Äúwithout any mercy or compassion‚ÄĚ, causing her death.
The killer was apprehended and, following investigations, was charged with the murder of her stepdaughter.
She was sentenced to death on the basis of the atrocity of her crime and the Court of Appeals upheld the verdict, the ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).¬†
The death sentence was ratified by a royal order and the killer was executed on Monday (January 12). (Source: Gulf News, January 12, 2015)