(International Business Times) A Saudi self-styled preacher has been sentenced to eight years in prison and 600 lashes for raping and torturing to death his 5-year-old daughter, according to reports.

Fayhan al-Ghamdi, who is not recognised as a cleric by the Saudi religious circle, was also ordered to pay his ex-wife one million riyals (£168,000) in “blood money”, according to lawyer Turki al-Rasheed.

Lamaal-Ghamdi was admitted to hospital in December 2011 with multiple injuries, including a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive burns, and fingernails torn off.

She had been beaten with a cane and electric cables and died 10 months later. According to some reports, al-Ghamdi had suspected his daughter lost her virginity and had tortured her in response.

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