And what a holiday it was…
The criminal prosecutor on Saturday charged a physically disabled man with the manslaughter of his niece…The victim received three bullet wounds to her head and chest on Friday, purportedly by the suspect who phoned the police and informed them that he killed his niece to cleanse his familyâ€™s honour, the source told The Jordan Times.
He handed officers who rushed to the house the gun he allegedly used in the murder and told the police that he killed his unmarried niece, because he suspected she was involved in an â€œillegitimate affairâ€ based on rumours, the source said.
The victim was visiting her uncleâ€™s house with the rest of her family when an argument ensued, the source added, citing initial investigations into the case.
…A postmortem conducted…revealed that the victim was not sexually active, according to the source. [source]
This makes it the thirteenth case this year. I think we’re a bit below the annual average of 20 but there’s still three months to go. Meanwhile, did you notice that during the holiday the constant wailing of sirens? At first I thought it was just me…
Civil Defence Department (CDD) dealt with a total of 1,295 traffic accidents, fires and rescue operations across the Kingdom during Eid Al Fitr and the weekend, resulting in 22 deaths and 1,283 injuries [source]
I have to give credit to the Jordanian police who were all over the place throughout the holiday. Apparently, it was not an easy job.