KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18: The Criminal Court of Menia, Egypt has sentenced to death by hanging the Egyptian who is suspected of murdering a Kuwaiti woman and her Saudi mother, reports Al- Anba daily. The court will look into the case of other accused in the case in January 2018 – the wife and brother of the accused.
Earlier it was reported the ‘murder’ of the victims remained a mystery for some time when they went missing for more than a month until the day their bodies were fished out from a deep well from a desert in Upper Egypt. The suspect was arrested after strenuous efforts by the Egyptian authorities.
The suspect allegedly owns a farm in a village in Minya and he allegedly killed the two women, dumped them in an abandoned well and escaped from the scene. The elder victim is 55-year-old Saudi mother of the 27-year-old Kuwaiti victim, identified only as H.A., who is believed to be a divorcee.
In the meantime the killer was identified as AbdulTawab from Al- Qusiya center in the Assiut governorate. According to investigations, when the victims arrived at the Cairo International Airport, they were received by the suspect’s brother-in- law. He took their baggage to the house of the suspect, AbdulTawab who allegedly drove them to his farm where they were allegedly killed. AbdulTawab reportedly lured the Saudi woman to visit Egypt to invest in real estate.
At the time of the arrest of the 49-year-old AbdulTawab, his 32-year-old wife Hana’a Abdul- Fattah Hashim and her three brothers — Sayed 47, Ali 31 and Mohammad 30 were taken into custody and charged with for complicity in the murder. According to judicial sources AbdulTawab and his wife Hana’a during investigations had admitted to committing the crime.
They confessed that they knew the Saudi victim when AbdulTawab was working in Saudi Arabia under the sponsorship of the former. The main suspect said he convinced the Saudi woman to visit Cairo to purchase a piece of land and a house in Cairo after he saw a lot of money with the two women. He reportedly hosted the two women in his home and received about 200,000 Egyptian pounds to buy a house for them and instead bought six acres of farm from his brothers-in- law in the mountainous region of Al-Khareejin village No 4 in the Samalot Center.
The suspect said he killed the two victims with the help of his wife and after dumping their corpses in the 20-meter-deep well, he filled the well with sand to hide his crime. He also said he bought the land where the well is situated to prevent anyone from entering his private property.
The murder was discovered when the brothers were involved in a fight with their sister (the suspect’s wife) to know how her husband had become rich overnight. It is then she told her brothers the truth and that the women lay buried under the sand in the well.
The brothers also kept mum and did not inform the police. According to investigations, the wife of the suspect re-enacted the crime and guided police to where the 400,000 Egyptian pounds were hidden. She also said she helped her husband commit the crime.