Eight-year-old girl who died & after being tortured by her father was forced to eat her own excrement when his mistress locked her in the toilet & # 39;
- Father and mistress accused of torturing and imprisoning the girl and her sister
- Mistress admits to using hot irons to punish girls because they & # 39; disobey & # 39; to be
- The pair used metal bars and wires to systematically torture two daughters
- The police found stun guns and sticks in the flat where the children were left
An eight-year-old girl who died after being tortured with stun guns and hot irons was forced to eat her own excrement after her father and his mistress had let her starve to death in a locked toilet, a Dubai court heard.
Wadeema al Sherawi was deprived of food and was imprisoned because she & # 39; naughty & # 39; was on the night she died – and in despair she ate her own trash before she had to vomit.
Her father Hamad Saoud al Sherawi  and his mistress Al Anood al Ameri  have been charged with torture and imprisonment of Wadeema and her seven-year-old sister Mira, where Wadeema was killed and her illegally buried.
A Dubai court heard how a father and his mistress tortured and abused the man's daughters to starve
The Emirates couple allegedly defeated the girls with electric wires and metal rods, poured boiling water on them and burned them with hot irons and cigarettes.
A police officer told Dubai Court of First Instance that Wadeema and Mira – who survived the abuse but had a permanent disability – were often not admitted and sometimes ate their own stools.
Emirati police officer Essam Obaid, 35, said to the court: & The girl and her younger sister were not left in the flat.
& # 39; On the night that Wadeema died, she vomited a lot because she ate her own stools.
& # 39; She and her sister ate moldy food and sometimes their own stools. & # 39;
& # 39;They left her on the toilet until 5 am & morning and when they went to look at her she was dead. She vomited because she ate her own excrement. & # 39;
A second witness in the trial, Mubarak Ahmed Taleb, 34, said the studio apartment where the couple lived with the two girls was filthy and & # 39; not suitable for people to live in & # 39 ;.
He told the court that it stank of stale urine: & It smelled really bad and was dirty. There was only one bed and the furniture was turned upside down. The girls' clothes smelled and there was rubbish everywhere.
& # 39; The fridge was full of food that was outdated. Nobody could live in it. & # 39;
He said when his research team searched the flat, they found two irons with brown spots on them and said: & # 39; They had used them to burn the girls. & # 39;
He added that they found some of the tools of torture, including metal rods, sticks and stun guns.
Al Sherawi and Al Ameri, who have just had a baby boy named Saoud while being detained separately, stood before the judge while Judge Maher Salameh heard the case against them.
Al Ameri grabbed her sleeping newborn baby against her chest, wrapped in a blue checkered blanket.
The couple were arrested after the girls' uncle had visited the flat in International City, Dubai and was told by Mira of the abuse.
Al Sherawi and his mistress have been accused of torturing and imprisoning Wadeema and her seven-year-old sister Mira, and killing and burying Wadeema
He accused them both of Wadeema's death, but later changed his story by saying that Al Sherawi & # 39; was a great father who loved his children & # 39 ;.
Al Sherawi has denied all accusations and only admits that he buried Wadeema in the desert while his mistress pleaded guilty to all accusations.
Mr. Obaid said today: “When I interviewed Al Anood, she claimed that she had seen Wadeema vomiting heavily and that she was very ill that night, so she called Hamad and asked him to come to the flat.
& # 39; They left her for 5 hours & # 39; in the morning on the toilet and when they started looking at her, she was dead. She vomited because she ate her own excrement.
& # 39; Al Anood admitted he heated the irons and tortured the girls. She said that Wadeema was being tortured because she was not listening and disobedient. & # 39;
The judge said: & # 39; Was there no other way to teach her children? & # 39;
Obaid said that Al Anood told him that they had washed and dressed Wadeema before they buried her in the desert.
He said he had not interviewed Mira. The little girl gave evidence in court yesterday, but after Al Sherawi, who was first served in the trial, refused to proceed with the proceedings unless reporters were banned, the trial was heard in chambers.
Wadeema & # 39; s body was found in June, but was so badly dissolved that forensic experts could not tell how she died.
The girls' natural mother, Salma Obaid, had to give them up in November 2011 after she had lost custody and had not seen them for six months when Wadeema died.
She married Al Sherawi in 2002 and divorced him in 2006. She told the court earlier that she was trying to convince him to show her the girls, but contact with them was forbidden.
A forensic expert said Mira had been lucky not to die from her injuries. The case was adjourned until November 25.
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