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The father at the hearing Photo: Herzl Yosef
The father at the hearing Photo: Herzl Yosef
 
 

Police: Slain Bedouin teen likely victim of 'honor killing'

Bedouin man arrested for allegedly throwing 16-year-old daughter down well over 'undesirable romantic involvement'

Ilana Curiel
Published: 02.25.13, 14:48 / Israel News

A Bedouin man from southern Israel is the prime suspect in the murder of his 16-year-daughter, whose body was found in a well in the Kuseife community in the Negev.

 

The man is suspected of an act of "honor killing," allegedly throwing his daughter down the well over what the family deemed an "undesirable romantic involvement."

 

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The investigation in the case was launched after the father filed a missing persons report with the police on Sunday, saying his daughter had disappeared. He expressed concerned that she might have fallen into a local well.

 

Following an extensive police searches, which also included the district diving unit, the girl's body was found.

 


"הקטינה הושלכה לבאר לאחר שהותקפה" (צילום: ישראל יוסף)

The well (Photo: Yisrael Yosef)

 

The man was promptly arrested following the investigation's opening, and remanded for an additional four days on Monday.

 

During his arraignment hearing, the police revealed that they had evidence suggesting that the family was opposed to the girl's romantic affair. The father is  currently refusing to cooperate with the investigation.

 

The judge noted that "The family is maintaining a conspiracy of silence. This is the gravest offense in the rulebook. When it's an 'honor killing,' it makes it even worse."

 

The police said that all leads point to the father, who has a violent criminal record, with the possibility that he was assisted by other culprits.

 

The police representative at the hearing said that "The father knew what he did and that she was in the well. The event occurred in the last two days and there's more than a reasonable suspicion implicating the father with murder."

 

A preliminary autopsy by the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine found evidence of drowning, but the girl's time of death is unknown as yet.

 

The suspect's attorney denied the allegations and accused the police of "shooting in the dark."

 

 

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