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Girl, 3, raped in Saudi: 5 arrested

Victim in coma as three men and two women are held

  • By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
  • Published: 16:25 October 30, 2013
  • Gulf News

Manama: Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested five people in connection with the rape of a three-year-old girl. The suspects, three men and two women, were apprehended in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, the police spokesman for the local police, Nawaf Al Bouq, said.

The case has been referred to the investigation commission and to the public prosecution, he said, local Arabic daily Okaz reported.

A private hospital had alerted the police about finding the girl in front of the front gate. The victim had bruises and bore traces of violence on her body and was bleeding in the vagina, the daily said. Her clothes were torn. The police launched a wide manhunt and were able to arrest the suspects who were remanded in custody pending the investigation.

Mohammad Ali, the hospital manager, told the daily that they received the girl at around 10pm on September 13 after she was found in front of the main gate. He added that she was suffering from physical violence and bleeding that indicated that she had been abused. “She has been in coma since then,” he said.

An eyewitness, Abdullah Mohammad Nasser, said that he was at the hospital that day and he saw a car dump the girl at the front gate before speeding away. The victim was screaming from the pain and then lapsed into a coma, he said.

Comments (22)

  1. Added 10:03 October 31, 2013

    This is really very very painful ...The accused should think before doing this type of havoc acts on a very small child and that too two women are also involved that raises doubts on credibility of women as well. May Allah recover baby girl as soon as possible and give hardest punishment to those accused.

    Hatim, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 09:24 October 31, 2013

    it is heart breaking news , i believe Saudi law will give worthy punishment

    skumar, india, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 09:20 October 31, 2013

    May Allah give courage and help the innocent girl recover soon.... Ameen No doubt those animals deserve a Capital punishment.... I am sorry Human Rights but these sort of behavior is inhuman and they don't deserve any mercy... Very sad indeed!

    Abdul Rahman, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 08:58 October 31, 2013

    How cruel! I just can't imagine a baby being abused like that? This is totally an act below civility. I literally vomited trying to conjure the agony this child is going through! God bless her....Oh Allah, blessed be this poor little girl..take all her pain & sufferings!

    Laurence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 08:55 October 31, 2013

    Please Hang them all...!

    Jeffrey fernaz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 08:46 October 31, 2013

    What a shame for the entire humanity! people found guilty of this act should be given a punishment that the rest of the world would remember till death. Honestly the only way to curb this inhumane act is extreme punishments. These men are worse than animals. I feel terrible for that little soul and pray she recovers soon, In Sha Allah!

    Sofia, Duabi, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 08:34 October 31, 2013

    What violence can you do on a 3-year old baby ?? What must that baby feel and understand ?? So horrific..

    Rejani, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 08:34 October 31, 2013

    Allah help the innocence girl. No mercy. Guilty should be hanged.

    Mohammed Akbar, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 08:31 October 31, 2013

    How terrible it is to witness such an incident. The screaming of that little girl echoing and Oh Lord please help this little girl and let this not happen to anyone in the world, children are our assets and future, protect them...

    Raj, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 08:29 October 31, 2013

    i can't call those animals as animals don't do such thing. Capital punishment in public is the least what they deserved!

    Jamal, Dubai, Uzbekistan

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