A Jordanian man has been charged with murder after he allegedly cut the unborn fetus he fathered from his daughter’s body in an attempt to cover up his crime, the BBC reported.
Police said the man, who has not been identified, turned himself in and admitted to raping his 19-year-old daughter for the past five years.
The 46-year-old man from Zarqa, Jordan told police he cut his daughter open with a carpet cutter after discovering she was pregnant with his child, and threw the fetus in the garbage, according to the report.
He then attempted to stitch up the wound with thread, but could not stop the bleeding.
"The 19-year-old woman died on Sunday morning of severe internal bleeding after her father performed an abortion to get rid of a 5-month-old fetus to hide his crime," a police spokesman told the AFP.
The victim’s mother reportedly knew her husband was raping their daughter, but kept quiet because he had threatened to kill her and their other children.