A Jordanian man has shot and killed his three sisters on the primary day of Eid al-Adha over a family dispute, the nation’s official media company reported.
According to Petra News Agency, the directorate of public safety in Jordan issued an announcement saying: “A young man fired live bullets at his sisters on Friday, following differences between them.”
The incident happened within the province of Balqa, northwest of the capital, Amman.
The sisters had been hospitalised following the taking pictures however died from their wounds shortly after, the assertion added.
An investigation has been opened into the incident and the seek for the brother has begun, officers mentioned.
The taking pictures comes two weeks after a younger lady, recognized solely as Ahlam, was killed by her father in Balqa.
According to the witnesses, Ahlam, who native media reported as having confronted home abuse for years, ran out of her dwelling with blood throughout her physique, screaming for assist.
Her father then allegedly chased her with a brick and beat her till she died. Witnesses mentioned he smoked a cigarette and drank tea subsequent to her corpse afterwards.
Local media mentioned the daddy was charged for the homicide after showing earlier than the Grand Criminal Court in Amman.
The hashtag #Ahlam’s _ Screams in Arabic trended throughout Jordan’s social media platforms, the place customers expressed anger and disgust on the crime.
Many drew parallels to the killing of Israa Gharib, who was killed by her kinfolk final yr within the occupied West Bank metropolis of Bethlehem after posting an image of herself along with her fiance.
Under Jordan’s penal code, males who commit so-called honour killings whereas in “a fit of rage” may be exonerated.