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A 24-year-old woman has been stabbed to death by her brother in Irbid. Photo for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: Agency

Dubai: A brother has stabbed his 24-year-old sister to death in Irbid, the second largest metropolitan in Jordan, local media reported.

The brother has been arrested and charged with murder by the Public Prosecutor of the Grand Criminal Court.

The crime is believed to be an ‘honour crime,’ or a crime wherein a victim is killed for allegedly bringing shame to the family.

The victim was stabbed twice with a kitchen knife because her brother thought she spent ‘too much time outside the house.’

The brother was detained and will remain in custody for 14 days for investigation purposes.