Thursday, October 9, 2014

Oh Lebanon!

Maid, not vaccine, killed Lebanon girl: police 
On Daily Star

BEIRUT: The 4-year-old girl who was thought to have died because of a contaminated vaccine was actually strangled by the family maid, Lebanon's Internal Security Forces said Thursday.

“The [domestic worker] choked [Celine Rakkan] to death out of fear of being exposed by the child for stealing from the household,” the ISF tweeted using its official account.

The Ethiopian domestic worker confessed to killing the girl during an interrogation, police said, adding that she had formally been arrested.

Preliminary investigations had raised questions over the involvement of the domestic worker in the girl's death, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said earlier Thursday.

Rakkan’s case went viral on social media networks after her father last week after posted on his Facebook page that she died one day after receiving a vaccine, raising speculation about the possibility that she was administered a contaminated drug.

Police earlier this week questioned the doctor who administered the drug.

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