A Kuwaiti father who tortured his four-year-old daughter to death and kept her body in a freezer has been arrested. Salem Bouhan, 26, eventually confessed that he beat his daughter Isra with an electrical wire and poured hot water on her in front of her mother, 23, and three younger siblings. The corpse remained in the freezer for one week before the parents (suspect and his wife) were arrested.
A security source said security men received information that a Kuwaiti citizen had killed his four-year old daughter few days earlier and kept the body in a flat in Hawalli area. Acting on information, detectives conducted the necessary investigation and arrested the victim’s father.
He admitted the crime during questioning and confirmed that his 23-year old wife participated in the killing while they were under the influence of intoxicant. Public Relations and Media Information said investigations revealed that the suspect wrapped his daughter’s body with a shroud and kept it inside the freezer.
It also revealed that experts discovered traces of burns on the shoulders and feet, indicating she was tortured to death. It also said the parents neglected the welfare of their four children, while the father was sacked from his job in a private company due to misconduct. The man and his wife have since been referred for further investigation.