Final verdict date set in gruesome murder case
The First High Criminal Court yesterday said that it would announce its final verdict in the case of a Sudanese national allegedly murdering an Indian national in the Capital Governorate on July 10, 2019. The defendant, a Sudanese national, had earlier confessed to killing the Indian victim, after seeing him walking drunk on the road.
The ‘Islamic State killing’ was shocking as the 41-year-old tortured his victim, raped him and videotaped the process. The Defence Attorney, Mohammed Bumtai, pleaded that his client isn’t guilty, as medical reports proved he isn’t mentally fit at the time when the crime took place, claiming that he wasn’t responsible for his actions.
The details of the case show that the defendant had murdered the victim after encountering him on a public road at dawn. He also sodomized while the victim was dying, according to medical reports. The report stated that the victim was strangled to death after he was beaten up. The defendant told the prosecutors earlier that he killed the victim out of his “love for Bahrain” and refusal to see drunk men walking publicly.
He said that he came to Bahrain in search of a job and that he holds a medical engineering certificate. The defendant said he came to Bahrain four months before the incident took place. “I was looking for a job and my sister works as a doctor at a hospital here. Her employers sponsored me for some time, but I couldn’t find a job,” the defendant said in his statements.
“I didn’t have any relationship with the victim. I saw him on the day of the incident at dawn and he was drunk. I was talking with my Bahraini friends on the road and I stopped him. “I asked him about his religion because I love Bahrain and I don’t like to see drunk people walking in public. I ordered him to show me his identity card, but he ran away,” he explained.
The man claimed that he learnt where the victim lived. “I went to his apartment because I wanted to advise him. He opened the door for me and I entered the apartment.