x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

UAE couple accused of killing daughter remanded in custody

The mother is accused of torture and murder. The father, who is considered an accomplice in the case, is accused of neglect.

ABU DHABI // An Emirati couple accused of killing their 4-year-old daughter have been remanded in custody while the case is investigated.

The girl died after suffering a brain haemorrhage as a result of being beaten.The child was thin and weak as a result of malnutrition.

The couple, who have not been officially charged, also have a 3-year-old son. The boy shows no signs of malnutrition or mistreatment.

The case is ongoing. The mother is accused of torture and murder. The father, who is considered an accomplice in the case, is accused of neglect.

AAlkhoori@thenational.ae