A teen stabbed her five-year-old sister to death out of jealousy. The incident took place in Nile Delta, Egypt, last week.

Police said the incident came to light Monday after the villagers found the body of a child and reported it to them. The child was identified as Jana Adel who had gone missing a few days back. During interrogation, the victim’s father told police the girl was with her 14-year-old elder sister at home before she went missing.

Following this, the police questioned the accused, identified as Police Dunia, who confessed to the crime. The eighth-grader told police that she stabbed her younger sister to death using a kitchen knife out of jealousy as her father always preferred the victim over her.

“I killed her because my father loved her more than me,” the girl told police. She also said that after killing her little sister, she disposed of the body in an abandoned shack in the village. The girl led the officers to the weapon she used in the murder.

An investigation was ongoing and the case was referred to a prosecutor.

In a similar incident in the southern Indian state of Kerala in April, a 14-year-old girl strangled her 11-year-old cousin to death “out of jealousy.” The victim’s grandparents saw her lying unconscious on the sofa at their home and rushed her to the hospital where she was declared brought dead. Doctors alerted the police after they noticed black marks on the victim’s neck. Investigation revealed that “sibling rivalry” led to the death of the girl.

“The victim was studious and the attention she got from her grandparents made the accused jealous. We suspect that this rivalry led the elder girl to commit the murder,” police said.

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