The mystery behind three dead children, who were discovered on Tuesday burned and wrapped in black plastic bags, has successfully been solved says the Ministry of Interior. All suspects believed to have participated in the death of the three children – all below the age of five – have been arrested and brought in for questioning.
A security source told Al-Ahram that currently under investigation are two women and a man believed to have direct association with the murder of all three children.
The source continued to explain that one of the women, Om Nelly, is in her late thirties and is married to a tuk-tuk driver after having moved from Shubra to Giza. The other remaining female suspect, whose identity has not yet been made public, works as a cleaner and lives with Nely and her husband inside of three bedroom apartment.
The source reveals that the Nely’s roommate has confessed to the three dead children being her own; however, this piece of information has not yet been confirmed. On the day of the incident, both women went to work and left their children alone at home with the eldest – who had not yet reached the age of five. A fire broke out in the apartment and the the children died of smoke inhalation and burns. According to the preliminary information, it is most likely that the fire was caused by a Shisha pipe that was often smoked by the husband.
The source also stated that when they returned home, they found their children’s deceased bodies and agreed to dispose of them instead of having to face any legal consequences. They confided in a tuk-tuk driver who agreed to dispose of the bodies underneath the bridge.
The bodies were found by a young woman heading to work in the early morning, who noticed a dog digging through a black plastic bag. At first glance, she assumed it was just a garbage bag until she saw the dog take out a newborn baby’s head, causing her to start screaming loud enough to alert the neighbors, gathering a crowd of concerned neighbors who found the three corpses.