Jordanian authorities open an investigation and a chase after the murder of a university student on a university campus in Amman.
And it said in a statement, Thursday, that an attacker shot a female student at a university in the Jordanian capital, Amman. The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
An investigation was opened to arrest and identify the attacker, who fled the scene and is still at large.
Local media reports stated that the victim is Eman Rashid, 21, a nursing student at the Applied Sciences University.
Local media quoted eyewitnesses as saying that gunshots were heard near the nursing department shortly after the victim left the examination hall where she completed the test.
Local media reported that the attacker entered the building through the main gate and later left without being stopped by security guards.
Eman’s father, Mofeed Rashid, told Arab media that his daughter was an innocent victim.
He said, “You didn’t do anything.” This is unfair .. What is the reason for the death of the girl? he is [the gunman] He should be punished appropriately according to the scale of the crime.”
The victim’s family said they did not know the perpetrator or why he carried out the attack.
I killed in cold blood
The university issued a statement, which was published on the local “Roya” news website, pledging to take legal measures “to prosecute all those who caused this painful incident so that he would receive a just punishment for his heinous crime.”
Al Arabiya quoted the university’s director as saying that the institution was cooperating with the authorities to help track down the attacker. He added that the security cameras on the campus recorded the incident.
The attack caused an uproar on social media in Jordan and the region.
One Twitter user expressed his anger towards the university.
She wrote, “You take a lot of money to provide us with ‘services’ and it’s natural to assume that one of those very basic services is security. Where are your security guards? How would an armed psychiatrist casually enter a campus?”
Others compared Iman’s death to an incident that occurred a few days ago, when student Naira Ashraf was stabbed to death outside her university in the city of Mansoura in northern Egypt.
Ashraf’s attacker, known as Mohamed Adel, is currently in custody while an investigation is underway. A statement by the Public Prosecution said that Adel had confessed to the killing, citing differences and Ashraf’s refusal to offer his marriage.
“Our hearts are with the women’s families and friends. The authorities must combat male violence against women, including a man’s right to a woman’s life and choices.”
One Twitter user wrote: “Yesterday in Egypt and today in Jordan…Two young women were murdered in cold blood while they were at university…These men who killed them deserve the highest punishment there.”
Another wrote: “This world is no longer a safe place for women to live.”