Man sentenced for killing teenage daughter

Rana Husseini; 1/1/10

The Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced a 61-year-old man to 10 years imprisonment after convicting him of murdering his teenage daughter for reasons related to family honour in 2008. The court first handed the defendant a 15-year prison term but decided immediately to commute the sentence to 10 years because the victim’s family dropped charges. The court said the victim was abducted, molested and assaulted by two men one month before the incident. She was taken to hospital for treatment and officers from the Family Protection Department examined her and arrested the two men who abducted her, the court added.