The father who allegedly tortured his 8-year-old daughter to death and then buried her in the desert denied the accusation but his mistress confessed to all the charges before the Dubai Criminal Court.
HSJ, 27, Emirati, told the court Presided by Judge Maher Slamah Al Mahdi that he is innocent. “We did not kill her. The taser gun was not working,” he told the court.
However, the father admitted burying his daughter Wadeema in the desert, saying that he didn’t know what to do with the body after his daughter died.
He defended himself claiming that he was confused and is now receiving therapy.
HSJ also denied torturing his 7-year-old daughter Mira. He said her arm had broken and he took her to Rashid Hospital for treatment.
His mistress, AMA, 27, told the court that she was the one who hurt Mira.
The mother of the two girls attended the hearing who at the end of the hearing shouted at her divorcee who had obtained the custody of the two girls from their mother last November.
“May you burn in hell,” she shouted as she was leaving the courtroom.
The Dubai Prosecution accused HSJ and AMA for torturing and imprisoning HSJ’s two daughters and causing the death of Wadeema and a 10 per cent rate of permanent disability to Mira.
The two have also been accused of hiding the body of Wadeema, and burying her body without obtaining the necessary permit from the authorities.
The two accused do not have lawyers to defend them, so the Court ordered the appointment of a lawyer and adjourned the case till July 11 to hear witnesses.