Jordanian man facing death for raping, killing daughter during forced abortion

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Melbourne, May 24 (ANI): A Jordanian man is facing death penalty for raping and murdering his daughter after getting her pregnant and carrying out an abortion during which she died, said the police.

The man has confessed that he was having sex with his daughter for the past five years and her mother was aware of his deeds.

"The 19-year-old woman died on Sunday morning of severe internal bleeding after her father performed an abortion to get rid of a five-month-old foetus to hide his crime (in Zarqa, northeast of Amman)," News.com.au quoted a police spokesman as saying.

"The 46-year-old suspect, who was charged with premeditated murder, rape and abortion, has confessed ... he said he has been having sex with his daughter for the past five years and that her mother knew about his acts," he added.

The man would be given the death penalty if convicted, said the spokesman.

It was unclear if police arrested the victim's mother. (ANI)

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