Fatima Mohamid Khalil, has narrated how her Saudi Arabian husband allegedly slaughtered their three daughters on Sunday in Al-Rawdah District, Makkah.
According to her, her daughters were sleeping with her in the main bedroom when their father woke them up quite early.
Fatima said: “This was an unusual act, but when I asked him why, he said that his father was coming to visit and that his three daughters needed to say hello to their grandfather.”
According to the Saudi Gazette, Fatima said her husband took the three daughters to another room. She didn’t suspect anything, but after a while, she became suspicious and decided to go to the room to see what was happening.
Fatima further said: “I was shocked to see my middle daughter Rimaz in his hands soaked in her blood after he had slaughtered her with a knife. I tried to rescue her, but he pushed me away; I fell down.
When I got up, he had already slaughtered our eldest and the youngest daughters.” The woman said that she tried to go out, but discovered that the door had locked. She frantically searched for the key in the cupboard.
While she was doing this, her husband changed his bloodstained clothes and calmly asked her to go with him to her grandmother’s house. She said: “He went out as if nothing had happened.
I started crying and neighbours came, but it was too late.” Fatima noted that her husband was a retired security guard, who is receiving a pension of SR4, 000, which was not enough to pay the house rent and meet other expenses.
“He did not pay the rent for three months and was indebted to our grocer by more than SR800,” she said. The woman said her life with the husband was turbulent, but she continued with him for the sake of her daughters.
The man admitted to the police that he had killed his three daughters but didn’t say why. The police believe that the man is a drug addict. Fatima is an orphan, who lost both her parents at an early age. She was brought up by her grandmother and an aunt.