RIYADH: A Saudi preacher who raped his five-year-old daughter and tortured her to death has been sentenced to pay ‘blood money’ to the mother after having served a short jail term, activists said yesterday.
Lamia al-Ghamdi was admitted to hospital on December 25, 2011 with multiple injuries, including a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive bruising and burns, the activists said.
She died last October.
Fayhan al-Ghamdi, an Islamic preacher and regular guest on Muslim television networks, confessed to having used cables and a cane to inflict the injuries, the activists from the group ‘Women to Drive’ said in a statement.
They said the father had doubted Lama’s virginity and had her checked up by a medic.