A 22-year-old resident of the northern city of Istaravshan has been detained on suspicion of inflicting several stab wounds on his 19-year-old wife and her 8-year-old brother, according to the Interior Ministry’s official website.  

It was noted that on February 9, he came to the home of his wife’s parents at around 11:30 pm, where his 19-year-old wife was.  

He reported inflicted four stab wounds on his sleeping wife and a stab wound on her 8-year-old brother, who slept next to the young women.  

The victims have been hospitalized. 

The Interior Ministry’s official website says the man committed this cruel act out of jealousy.