BEIRUT: A man shot his sister dead in Nabatieh after allegedly reading a text message on her phone implying she had been engaged in a “shameful” activity.
According to a police statement released Monday, Zifta’s police department had received an anonymous call Saturday from someone claiming to have found S.A., 32, dead at her apartment, located in the village of Kfarwa.
Three hours later, the Internal Security Forces’ information branch was able to identify the suspect in the killing, the brother of the victim, identified as Z.A., 24.
He first alleged that the death occurred by accident, but later confessed that he had killed his sister after reading a text message on her phone that he said implied she had engaged in an act that “harms honor.”
Further investigation and interrogation are being carried by the judiciary, ISF statement said.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 01, 2014, on page 4.