Jordan: Father strangles daughter for honor reason

01 November, 09:36

(ANSAmed) - Amman, November 1 - A Jordanian man killed his 22 year old doughter by strangling her after suspecting she was having a romantic relation with a man, police source said on Thursday.

The man, from the eastern city of Zarqa, strangled his daughter with his bare hands and will face charges of premeditated murder for killing his divorced daughter, said the official. The 56 year old father surrendered to the police claiming to have killed his daughter for honor reason.

In his initial testimony to the police and Quraan, the suspect said he was "suspicious of his daughter's behaviour because she wanted to marry a man against his wishes", the source said.

The issue of honour killing is common in the conservative society, although its rate dropped after years of campaigning, according to activists. Every year around 20 women are killed in honour related crimes, most of whom come from families with limited income. (ANSAmed).

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