Lebanese mother kills daughter; sister escapes

Authorities were alerted to the knife attack in the girls home in the early hours of the morning and transported Aysha and Sara to the local hospital.
by Annahar Staff

13 April 2018 | 14:05

Source: by Annahar

  • by Annahar Staff
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  • Last update: 13 April 2018 | 14:05

BEIRUT: A mother, identified by authorities as Rokaya Khaled, was arrested Friday for the murder of her 9-year-old daughter and severely injuring the child's 7-year-old sister in Machta, Akkar. 

Authorities were alerted after the 7-year-old Sara escaped her mother's grip and informed her neighbors of the attack at around 1 am on Friday, a security source told Annahar.

9-year-old Aysha was pronounced dead at the scene with a knife wound to the throat while Sara has been admitted to hospital in critical condition. 

Authorities have launched an investigation into the case to establish the circumstances surrounding the vicious attack.

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