Father killed his 4 mos. old baby ‘because it was possessed by a ghost’: Court sentences man to 1,500 lashes in Saudi Arabia

A Bahraini man murdered his four-month-old baby and caused the death of his wife after becoming convinced that the child had been possessed by an evil spirit.

The man threw the baby out of the window of his car while driving down a highway in Manama, Bahrain, at which point his wife fled the vehicle and was hit by a truck.

  • xavier

    Wow just wow
    And how did he know it was possessed? To state it diplomatically perhaps the baby was colic or might’very been suffering from some genetic problem or he or she was just being a typical baby

  • HalcyonDaze

    I see Bahrain has a much different approach to curing mental health issues than we do.

  • simus1

    Seem to be a lot of loose ends.
    For starters:
    Why would a crime done in bahrain wind up in front of a (presumably high level) sharia court in saudi?

  • DMB

    Aren’t murdering babies and women in Saudi Arabia considered a minor offense!