KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: An Egyptian court has set next Tuesday to issue a verdict in the ‘murder’ of a young Kuwaiti woman and her Saudi mother by an Egyptian driver in cooperation with his relatives, reports Al-Shahed daily.
The suspects then reportedly dumped their corpses in a 40-feet deep well in a desert in Minya province in Upper Egypt.
Five persons, including two women, are charged with the premeditated murder. A medical report is expected to be issued within the next two days to determine the cause of death of the two victims.
The Samalot Prosecution in the Minya governorate of Upper Egypt had earlier remanded the main accused in the murder and his wife Hana’a Al-Hashim to 45 days police custody.
The suspect, identified as AbdulTawab, is charged with the cold-blooded murder after luring the two victims to Egypt under the pretext of buying real estate. After the expiry of the police remand, the accused were referred to the criminal court.
According to Egyptian security sources, the main accused AbdulTawab has re-enacted in detail the crime he committed in the Al-Khareejin village No 4 in the Samalot Center, in Minya, Upper Egypt in front of the Egyptian Public Prosecutor.
At the outset the suspect had point blank denied killing the women but when he was confronted with the evidence, he caved in and said he killed the daughter but not her mother. He added, he took the victims from Cairo to Minya by train and then by taxi to Al-Khareejin village.
He confessed, after both women arrived at the site, the Saudi woman saw the place, the land and the well (where they apparently died). He convinced the mother that the land is good for agriculture and she fell for the idea.
He went on to say, the daughter preferred to take rest in one of the rooms in a house on the farm as her mother went about looking exploring the place.
He disclosed when the mother went too close to the well, she slipped and fell in and he left her to die. He then returned to the house where the daughter was resting and when the latter asked for her mother, he told her she was still busy looking over the place with one of his relatives.
He added, one hour passed and when the daughter became anxious, she saw a knife in the room and threatened him because she suspected something was fishy about the whole affair.
He added, he managed to handle the daughter and attacked her with an iron rod until she bled. Then he dragged the bleeding woman to the well and dumped her 20 meters down. He then climbed down the well with the help of a ladder and tied their hands both facing each other.
He added, he then returned to the farm house, brought a plastic sheet and covered the well and left. After some time he brought sand in a truck and filled the well burying the women ‘alive’.
A Forensic report said the women did not die of gunshot wounds as reported earlier in a police report. However, both corpses bore injury marks.
Sources close to the investigations said the murder was reported to the police by the suspect’s brother-in-law, identified only as Sayed, after his sister admitted that she helped her husband kill the women.