A young man was was reportedly killed and buried by his fiancé’s father in an apartment in Rehab City, after his disappearance on Eid Al-Adha eve.
Bassam Osama was reported absent by his own father, who noted that his mobile was switched off, and that his whereabouts were unknown since August 20. Bassam’s father contacted all of the 23 year-old’s friends and relatives since, but to no avail.
Then on August 25, Bassam’s brother received an anonymous call from Bassam’s claimed kidnapper, who demanded a ransom of $600,000 for his release.
The police tracked the call, and immediately moved to its location.
They found themselves in one of several apartments the fiancé’s father owned in Rehab city. The police suspected new flooring inside the kitchen, and noted a “nasty smell”.
Upon undoing the flooring, police found a deep hole, containing a wooden box. The box hid the victim’s corpse, which was completely decayed, and the killer’s knife beside the body.
The criminal, who has been already arrested several days prior for fraud and holding several fake identity cards, has admitted the crime, initially claiming it was an “honor issue”.
Upon deeper investigations by police, the suspect allegedly confessed a motive: Bassam had known several secrets about the killer, involving (unspecified) illegal acts and forgery. The victim confronted his expected father-in-law, who then saw Bassam as a threat to be dealt with.
“Police found that her father faked 5 different IDs to escape from 25 years of court judgements, as well as 67 court cases against her mother. Her father felt that Bassam was a threat to his escape,” Sameh Gamal, the victim’s relative, posted on his Facebook account.
According to Bassam’s brother’s testimony, the victim told him that his fiancé Habiba had called him to meet in Rehab. He agreed and purchased a valuable gift for the occasion of Eid. Five hours later, Habiba called his brother, saying that Bassam had not come yet.
During police preliminary investigations, Habiba denied that she had met her fiancé before the incident, as he never arrived and his mobile was “locked suddenly”.
However, investigators found that Habiba was the last person who called him until his mobile was closed.
According to police, Habiba’s father testified that she lured Bassam to come, and that once he arrived, he was chained by a group of thugs who stabbed him to death, then buried him.