A Teenage girl has been shot dead in Egypt after turning down a marriage proposal from an older man.
Amani Abdul-Karim al-Gazzar, 19, a physical education student, was shot in the back outside her family home after she and her family both rejected the proposal.
Her killer was 29-year-old Ahmed Abou Ameirah, who turned the gun on himself following his sickening attack on Saturday.
He reportedly killed Amani in a fit of anger after she and her family rejected his proposal, before fleeing the scene in the village of Tukh Tanbisha, around 70 miles north of Egypt’s capital Cairo.
His body was discovered in a road close to the nearby city of Quwaysna, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said.
“Legal measures were taken, and the public prosecution is handling investigations,” it added.
Before taking his own life, Ameirah reportedly shared a sick video of himself goading the police officers hunting for him and revelling in his evil crimes.
In the clip, shared widely on social media, he said: “I am Ahmad Abou Ameirah, you are all searching for me. I am the criminal.”
Taking credit for Amani’s murder, he went on: “I used to breathe her, and I was living for her… I will take your revenge.”
The horrific slaughter comes as Egypt tackles soaring rates of violent crimes targeting women, with several high-profile cases involving women who had rejected men’s advances.