A Muslim mother woke to the sound of her daughter screaming, only to discover her father was raping his granddaughter. The behavior of the grandfather was reprehensible, but what the daughter did was even worse.
The 23-year-old mother, Merfat, decided that rather than condemn her 59-year-old father, Faraj, and save her child, she took her two-year-old, Grace Ahmed, and drowned her in a bucket of water, via Emirates 24/7.
The mother said she murdered her child to “avoid scandal” in the largely Muslim-based town of Sohag, Egypt.
According to a report by the Karama Press, Chief Detective Ali Akhmim said the examiner of the child’s body found “traces of blood” in her anus. The young girl, who barely got to live, suffered greatly before her death.
The mother was arrested and charged with murder while the grandfather was arrested and charged with rape. Sadly, the murder of rape victims is not a new thing in the world of Islam. Honor killings happen often under Sharia Law and often go unreported.
Under the strict and violent law, if a woman wishes to accuse a man of rape, there has to be four men who witnessed the attack to confirm her statements. If not, then she would be punished by either a lashing or put to death for having sex outside of marriage.