Man Beats Wife to Death After Dispute in Jordan

Published January 22nd, 2018 - 09:00 GMT
The 26-year-old victim was rushed to a hospital in Madaba but died shortly after admittance (Shutterstock/File)
The 26-year-old victim was rushed to a hospital in Madaba but died shortly after admittance (Shutterstock/File)

The authorities on Sunday were questioning a farmer who reportedly beat his wife to death in Madaba following a domestic dispute, official sources said.

The 26-year-old victim was rushed to a hospital in Madaba, 30km southwest of Amman, but died shortly after admittance, Police Spokesperson Lt. Col. Amer Sartawi said.

“Initial investigations indicated that the victim was hit by her husband with a blunt object following a domestic dispute and that she died as a result of the beating,” Sartawi said.

A second source said that the couple had been wed for five years and do not have any children.

A post-mortem conducted by pathologists Issa Gheishan, Azzam Karaki and Seif Hamarneh indicated that the victim died of significant bruising with extensive subcutaneous hemorrhage, the second source said.

“Half of the victim’s body was bruised by blunt objects, a belt and electric cords. There were no signs of resistance, which means that the victim might have been unconscious at the time of the beating because there were no traces of rope bounding on her hands,” the second source added.

Most of the bruises were new, but there were old bruises as well, the source maintained, adding the “cause of her death was the new bruises,” according to the second source.

The Madaba prosecutor is currently questioning the suspect and has ordered his detention at a correctional facility for 15 days pending further investigation, the second source said.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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