Italy asks Pakistan to extradite mother and father of lacking teen

Cops sporting protecting face masks test paperwork of drivers COVID-19 outbreak in Ostia, close to Rome, Italy, April 13, 2020. — Reuters File
  • The announcement comes after information of the arrest of Saman’s uncle in Paris.
  • The case sparked outrage in Italy, turning into prime information since investigations started in Could.
  • Saman, a resident of the northern Italian city of Novellara, refused to marry a cousin in Pakistan.

ROME: Italy introduced having requested Pakistan to extradite the mother and father of an 18-year-old woman suspected to have been murdered by her household after refusing an organized marriage.

The announcement got here after information emerged on Wednesday that the uncle of the 18-year-old Saman Abbas had been arrested in Paris. He was accused of her homicide alongside her mother and father and two of her cousins.

The case has sparked outrage in Italy and has turn into front-page information since police started investigating {the teenager}’s disappearance in Could. Her physique has but to be discovered.

“Justice Minister Marta Cartabia… has signed and despatched to Pakistan the 2 extradition requests for the mother and father of Saman Abbas, who’re below investigation for the homicide of their daughter,” the justice ministry stated Thursday.

Prosecutors had on Wednesday introduced the arrest on a European warrant of {the teenager}’s uncle on the outskirts of Paris.

Saman Abbas, who lived within the northern Italian city of Novellara, final 12 months refused her household’s plan to have her marry a cousin of their house nation of Pakistan.

Whereas nonetheless a minor, she turned to social providers and in November was moved right into a shelter house. She additionally reported her mother and father to the police, however was on April 11 returned to them.

Police started looking for her on Could 5, when officers visited her home and located no one.

Officers then found that the woman’s mother and father had left for Pakistan with out her, and located pictures from a close-by safety digicam that made them worry the worst.

Late on April 29, 5 individuals might be seen strolling off from the home holding shovels, a crowbar and a bucket, and returning after about two-and-a-half hours.

One cousin accused within the case is presently in jail in Italy.

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