By Aimen Eljali.
Tripoli, 25 August 2013:
A young Libyan woman is reported to have stabbed her brother to death in Tripoli in . . .[restrict]a row over politics.
Although the police will neither confirm nor deny the story, it is said that yesterday at around 11pm, a fight occurred involving the two at their home off Shara Omar Mukhtar.
The 25-year old sister, who had been at the former Girls’ Military Academy at Suq Al-Thalat, is reported to be a Qaddafi supporter. Her brother, in his 30s, supported the revolution. Neither have been named as yet.
A neighbour told the Libya Herald that their mother was unable to intervene between her daughter and son, who is said to have badly beaten his sister. He then left the house and returned an hour later and, as he sat down to eat, his angry sister stabbed him in the back with a knife. When asked why, she is said by the neighbour to have replied proudly that such a person whose hands “carried out dirty work deserved such a fate”.
The two are said not to have got on for some time and had been in a number of fights before. It is claimed the brother used to constantly order his sister around, demanding she serve him without hesitation, and calling her an enemy of Libya, adding that she and her like had contributed to the present chaos in the country.