Teenager ‘raped and burned alive’ by ‘suspect released after sex attack on her’

A teenager was allegedly tortured, raped and burned alive by the same man previously jailed for a sex attack on her.

Chaima Sadou, 19, is said to have been kidnapped and murdered by the suspect, known as Rayan, after he was released from prison.

Her charred remains were found in an abandoned petrol station in Thenia, 40 miles from Algeria's capital Algiers, on October 2.

The killing happened after she tried to rebuild her life following the first sex attack in 2016, for which Rayan was jailed for three years.

Her distraught mum believes he was taking out his revenge for spending time behind bars.

She made an impassioned plea calling for the suspected killer to be sentenced to death.

The public prosecutor said the alleged murder took place at around 3pm on October 1.

The suspect turned himself over to the local authorities to “report that my friend was burned at an abandoned petrol station”.

The prosecutor said: “An investigation was immediately launched, and the victim’s body was examined.

“Several bruises as well as large wounds on the back of her skull and on the top of her left thigh were found.”

Following his appearance before the attorney general, the suspect allegedly confessed.

He is said to have confessed he had lured the victim to the scene, where he beat and raped her before dousing her in petrol and setting her alight.

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The suspect was charged with rape and premeditated murder with the use of torture.

A judge ordered for him to be remanded in custody.

The killing has sparked outrage throughout Algeria and in France, where the hashtag #JeSuisChaima was quickly shared on Twitter.

Along with calling for the death sentence, the victim’s mother appealed to the Algerian President Abdel Majid Tebboune to make sure it is carried out.

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She said on camera: “My daughter was murdered and burned.

“I call for the death sentence.”

The Algerian government has imposed a moratorium on the death penalty since 1993.

No death penalty has been carried out since then.

But the killing of the teen has now reigned a debate about it.

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