KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: Criminal Securitymen unraveled the mystery surrounding the death of a 5-year old Kuwaiti girl said to have died inside a bathroom. Investigation revealed the boyfriend of the child’s mother had beaten her to death and the mother transferred the body to the family house, alleging she tripped and died in the bathroom.
A security source said the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry received a distress call from the mother claiming her daughter had fallen in the bathroom and became unconscious. Acting on information, a team of rescue men went to the location, examined the body, and declared the child was already dead.
The officers found traces of bruises on the body and referred it to Forensics for autopsy. During questioning, the mother said the child accompanied her on a visit to the boyfriend and she started crying without cause, so the two of them continued beating her until she became silent and later realized she was dead.
Apparently, the woman is divorced and she connived with the boyfriend to lie that the child had tripped and died inside the bathroom. The mother is said to have placed the body in the bathroom before notifying the Operations Room about the incident amid tears. The mother confessed that her boyfriend had beaten the child to death after he hurt her with a piece of cigarette. The man admitted beating the child but insisted the mother had participated in the act, although they had no intention of killing her. The two suspects have since been referred for further investigation.
By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies