The incident occurred when the young victim, Mena-M, suddenly woke up from her sleep to find her uncle and her stepmother in bed.
When the couple realised what the girl had witnessed, they strangled her to death.
Officials were tipped off when a general clinic reported receiving the body of a dead girl. The police questioned the girl’s father, Mahmoud-Z, who said that his daughter was suffering from some abdominal trouble and was taken to private clinic where she was examined. However, he claimed that he was surprised by her death.
The father confirmed that he did not accuse anyone of causing the death of his daughter, but the girl’s post-mortem revealed abrasions and bruises around her neck area. The report also revealed bleeding from the nose.
Extensive investigations confirmed that the girl’s uncle, Mohammed, was involved in an illicit relationship with her stepmother, Aml-MS.
The investigation indicated that the girl was sleeping on a couch in the bedroom and her presence went unnoticed by her stepmother and her uncle when they entered the room.
When she woke up and the couple realised that the girl would let their secret out to her father, they decided to kill her.
The defendants were arrested and they confessed to strangling the girl.
The police referred the case to the prosecution to complete the legal measures.