Amara Dwala, 13, was left to die in the family bathroom before medics arrived and took her to the hospital in an ambulance – where a terribly injured teenager told the ambulance crew that her father set her on fire
A father who wanted to marry his 13-year-old daughter is said to have previously beaten her to death and set her on fire after she refused.
Ahmet Mohammad Dwala killed his daughter Amara Dwala (13) in the family toilet last Thursday, it is said.
Local media reports that Mohammad allegedly turned on loud music to drown out the boy’s screams before he fled the scene with his other 12-year-old daughter.
Teams of doctors arrived and took Amara to the hospital – and while the badly injured teenager in the ambulance told the ambulance crew that her father set her on fire.
Amar died shortly after arriving at the hospital and ambulance services immediately contacted the police, who began looking for the teenager’s father.
Mohammad Dwala was arrested shortly afterwards by local authorities while Lamur was placed under state protection.
Mohammad reportedly denied all allegations during his interrogation.
Police found that the suspect was already being wanted for allegedly stabbing a young man who had molested his daughter and burning one of his ex-wives with boiling water.
Local news site Onedio reports that Amara’s nameless mother lives with her new husband in Lebanon and that authorities have informed them of her daughter’s death.
Amara’s mother and other family members did not claim her body and the state took over her funeral.
The 13-year-old girl was buried in the absence of her family in a section of the Yeni Asri Cemetery reserved for the homeless.
The investigation continues.
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