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Submitted by Ben van de Polder (United States), Jan 5, 2006 at 17:09

Ala Lolita Ahmed may have harbored thoughts of 'marrying' his stepdaughter who had been 'stolen' from under his roof by another man.

(His wife had been married to his own brother previously and he 'inherited' her after his sibling's death.)
Most likely Ahmed had molested all of his daughters and could not stand the thought of any other male taking his other female 'chattel' away from him too.

It should be noted that the mother of the girls was afraid to interfere as Ahmed killed them, indicating she would also have done nothing if he had been assaulting them sexually.The wife was also holding a baby boy in her arms, which may be the only reason she had been spared from death - so she would be able to take care of his heir after he surrendered to police.

Not content with having killed his daughters, Ahmed wished to kill the boy his stepdaughter had run away with and burn his house down to 'avenge' the insult to his honor.

More details may come out in testimony from Ahmed's wife which would shed light on the family situation and verify the above theory.

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