(MENAFN - Morocco World News)
Rabat – A 17-year-old high school girl died on Sunday, January 7, after being tortured for several days by her father in, near Tetouan in northern Morocco.
Neighbours reported that the victim was brutally beaten by her father for an alleged romantic relationship with a young man from the same region.
The teenage girl was rushed to the Lalla Meriem Regional Hospital in Larache by her mother in late December 2017.
Due to the seriousness of her injuries, the victim was transferred to Mohammed V Regional Hospital, Tangier, where she died 12 days later.
The tragic funeral took place on Monday, January 8 in Ksar El Kebir. Morocco World News understands that the dead girl's father was arrested on the day of her funeral and is being held on charges of kidnapping, unlawful confinement and murder.
He is in police custody and will be presented to the prosecutor General of Tangier.