Police Report: Father in Nir Yisrael a community in Southern Israel, takes own life after rendering euthanasia to daughter suffering from terminal cancer.
Tragedy befell the southern Israel moshav of Nir Yisrael on Friday morning, when a local doctor killed his daughter, who was suffering from terminal cancer, before taking his own life, Lachish subdistrict police reported.
Lachish District Spokeswoman Shlomit Zachariya said that the father was a doctor in his 60s, who decided to euthanize his daughter, either with an injection or an overdose of some sort, rather than see her suffer a slow death from cancer. She added that after he killed his daughter he hung himself in his home, and also attempted to stab himself to death.
At the moment it is still unclear how he carried out the euthanization, and the body of both he and the daughter have been taken to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute for autopsies.
The family has requested that their names not be published, and asked for the press to not cover the funerals on Friday morning.
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