(iWIDK By Nina Hoffman) – A young boy lost his life for not studying hard enough.
7-year-old Yaseen Ali Ege died after his mother allegedly beat him to death and set him on fire because he failed to learn the Koran fast enough.
Sara Ege has been accused of brutally beating her son and then setting his corpse on fire to hide her crime.
It was initially believed that Yaseen’s death had been an accident, however a post-mortem revealed that he had been suffering beatings for months leading up to his July 2010 death.
Firefighters who were present on the scene said in court that the situation was very strange and that Yaseen’s father seemed unusually calm.
An attending paramedic testified that 32-year-old Ege was suffering from smoke inhalation and clearly knew her son was dead by the time they had arrived.
An examination of her clothing later revealed barbecue fluid on her dress.
The Telegraph reported that in an interview with police Ege said, “I was trying to teach him the Koran. I was getting more and more frustrated. If he didn’t read it properly I would be very angry — I would hit him… I was getting all this bad stuff in my head, like I couldn’t concentrate, I was getting angry too much, I would shout at Yaseen all the time.”
The court heard that in the months leading up to Yaseen’s death, Ege told her GP she heard voices telling her to kill her son and that after he had died she felt “100% better”. Notes kept by her doctor reveal that after her son’s death Ege told him, “It is like something has been released. For three or four months I have not been normal.”
However, Ege later retracted her confession and testified in court that it was her husband who had killed their son and told his brother to set fire to the body to hide the beatings.
The case was initially heard in June, but after 13 hours deliberation, the jury foreman informed the judge they would be unable to ever reach a verdict.
The retrial is currently in session.