She was picked from the school
The six-year-old girl named Reem Al-Rashidi was with her class fellows at the school in Al Ahsa and attended the first two periods of the Institute on Monday. However, her stepmother reached to the school and requested them to take her home.
To prove her identity, she showed the family ID card. Under Saudi rules for schools, a student is given consent to take off from the school and sent back to the parents if the guardian shows a family National card to the administration, proving that the kid is theirs.
She took Reem to a barren isolated area
On Wednesday, a newspaper stated that the stepmother, the other wife of Reem’s father, fooled the school authorities by proving that she was her real mother and was approved the consent to take her out. The stepmother then took Reem to a barren isolated area. She cut her neck with a sharp knife which she had hidden, slaughtering her on the mark.
A witness who saw the horrible murder being attempted ran after the murderer, but she ran away from the area before he could grasp her. However, he recognized the place she hid in and informed the police immediately.
The Saudi police arrested the mother
After a short siege, the police entered the house, captured the murderer and took the knife in custody. On social media, Saudis showed their contempt over the incident.
The police after taking the killer in custody said that they received a call at around 9 am on Monday from a Saudi resident who narrated the entire incident and gave them the location address.
They hurried to the crime scene and discovered Reem’s dead body lying on a barren land close to the family home. An agent for the police said that the killer was a Saudi lady in her 30s who was captured and referred to the general prosecution for examination. This incident took place in October 2016.
The stepmother is executed
Now Saudi media has reported that stepmother who was sentenced to death by the court has been duly executed in Al Ahsa. I admire the rule of law in Saudi Arabia and how the police and judiciary actively deliver justice to the victims.
Source: Gulf News