Police said they found the body of Saman (18).


Femicide in ItalyThe police allegedly found the body of Saman (18) – did her uncle confess to the crime?

A new twist in the Saman Abbas case: the Carabinieri discovered a body in an old hut near the family home. The main suspect in the case, Saman’s uncle Danish, was present at the excavation.

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On November 18, 2022, Italian police discovered a body in the town of Novellara.

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The authorities suspect that it could be the remains of the missing Saman Abbas.

The authorities suspect that it could be the remains of the missing Saman Abbas.

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Saman Abbas disappeared without a trace on the night of May 1, 2021 in the Italian region of Reggio Emilia.

Saman Abbas disappeared without a trace on the night of May 1, 2021 in the Italian region of Reggio Emilia.


It’s about it

  • Italian authorities discovered the body in Novellara on Friday.

  • The investigators assume that this is the missing Saman Abbas.

  • According to the Italian judiciary, the parents of an 18-year-old girl ordered her to be killed in 2021 after she refused an arranged marriage.

Italian police discovered human remains in an old piggery in the Italian town of Novellara – almost 300 meters from the Abbas family’s home. Whether it is the corpse of Samano, who disappeared in May 2021, “we cannot say yet,” Reggio Emilia prosecutor Gaetano Calogero Paci told Italian media.

The body was lying about two meters underground, wrapped in a black sack. The cottage where the remains were discovered is part of a complex of ruins near the farm where Saman Abbas’ family worked.

The Carabinieri returned to Novellara

There has been no sign of 18-year-old Saman Abbas since May last year. The young woman had previously told her family that she did not want to marry her cousin in Pakistan. Instead, she fell in love and dated a young man from the region.

sea ​​”Corriere della Sera”, in the past the carabinieri searched for the bodies of missing people in the area around the Abbas house. But on Friday, the authorities returned with specialists and an excavator. Shortly thereafter, investigators were able to recover the body.

Did Uncle Danish confess to the crime?

Danish Hasnain, the victim’s uncle and the prime suspect in the case, is said to have provided police with the exact location where the 18-year-old was supposed to be buried. The man, who is being held in Reggio Emilia, was reportedly taken to the destroyed farmhouse in Novellara and helped the authorities in the excavation work, the press agency reports «Ansa».

Hasnain was arrested in Paris on 22 September 2021. He was targeted by the Carabinieri because of the testimony of Saman’s youngest brother. Accordingly, the uncle is said to have strangled the young woman with the help of his cousins, Ikram Ijiaz and Nomanulhaq Nomanulhaq. Two cousins ​​are also in custody. Hasnain is said to have sent Saman’s parents to Pakistan shortly before the crime so they would have an alibi. Shabbar Abbas it was last tuesday arrested in Punjabhis wife is still on the run.

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