AMMAN: A man was arrested on Monday for killing his two daughters and burying them near his house in Ramtha, Jordan.
According to the Public Security Directorate, a woman filed a complaint alleging that her ex-husband, who suffers from mental illness, violently beat her four children and that she feared for their lives.
The police immediately went to his house to arrest him and, while searching for the four children, found only two. Listening to their statements, the police confirmed that the man was violent with them.
The pair also claimed that the man murdered their two younger sisters, aged 9 and 12, before burying them near the house.
During interrogation, the father confessed to beating one of his daughters to death 10 days ago. Days later, he beat the other, who also died.
The directorate confirmed that the public prosecutor and the forensic doctor were immediately notified, and the bodies of the two girls were exhumed and transferred for an autopsy.
The other two children were taken to hospital to be checked on their physical and psychological states.