Saman Abbas was in love. But of a man who was not the one chosen by his family. The eighteen-year-old Pakistani girl from Novellara, who has been missing for more than a month, has had a boyfriend for several months now. It was from him that, during her stay in the protected community of Bologna, she fled. A love hindered by will and fate: first the family’s refusal to accept that unscheduled relationship at the table, then the constraint inside the walls of a family home in another city, far from everyone, even from him. Saman’s Pakistani boy does not live in Reggio, but he is in Italy. Hundreds of miles from her. But their relationship was stainless, it had been going on for months despite the obstacles. It is for him that Saman in his Instagram profile writes …
Saman Abbas she was in love. But of a man who was not the one chosen by his family. The eighteen year old Pakistani from Novellara, missing for more than a month, she had a boyfriend for many months now. It was from him that, during her stay in the protected community of Bologna, she fled. A love hindered by will and fate: first the refusal of the family to accept that unscheduled relationship at the table, then the constraint inside the walls of a family home in another city, far from everyone, even from him.
Saman’s Pakistani boy does not live in Reggio, but he is in Italy. Hundreds of miles from her. But their relationship was stainless, it had been going on for months despite the obstacles. It is for him that Saman in his Instagram profile writes “I am not alone but I am lonely without you “. An almost untranslatable play on words, but which means” I’m not alone but I feel abandoned without you. ” fled two more times from the Bolognese community that hosted it. Just to reach her boyfriend. Everyone knew of the existence of this young man, who was so uncomfortable with the Abbas family.
After so many months of illicit and hasty visits, Saman had decided to give one turn to his life. Without the veil, with a a pair of jeans and sneakers like any Italian teenager, she showed up at her parents’ house in Novellara, where it all started, to get back the documents she needed. Target: escape abroad with him, her boyfriend.
And this is perhaps what would explain the violent reaction of the suspects, accused of having lured her to the countryside, probably by deception, and of having her killed. Everything happens suddenly within two days. April 29 the cameras of the farm of which the father Shabbar Abbas he was a caretaker they take back the uncle and the two cousins of Saman going to the fields at seven in the evening armed with two shovels and a crowbar. They come back more than two and a half hours later, an abnormal time to work in the greenhouses. The following evening the same cameras, of which all the suspects were aware, resume Saman leaving the house escorted by his parents, heading to the countryside. After just 10 minutes they return, but Saman is gone.
To execute her materially it would have been lo zio Danish Hasnain, as he told the carabinieri the younger brother of Saman, sixteen, found in the Novellara house by the military on May 5, alone. The boy, now protected by the prosecutor’s office for minors, is still confused and frightened. But in the meantime he confirmed the fears of the investigators: Saman was killed, and it was his uncle who did it. In the next few days the probative incident will be fixed which will serve to crystallize his testimony in the investigation file of the Reggio Emilia prosecutor’s office.
In the meantime, however, the investigators have moved to another front. Yesterday was the news that Ikram Ijaz, one of Saman’s two cousins arrested in France, will be extradited in Italy. In the past few hours he appeared before the French magistrates of Nimes and denied all the charges (murder and body concealment), but agreed to be tried in Italy. Unfortunately, however, he will have to wait at least ten days before making it available to the Italian investigators, who will then question him. His testimony could add a piece to this dramatic puzzle.
Meanwhile, there is still no trace of Saman’s body. Research continues with molecular dogs both in the farmhouse in the countryside where the Abbas family lived, and in the nearby house of the two cousins. A plot of land of about seventy hectares, full of ditches, drains, wells and holes in the ground. In recent days, infrared drones have also taken off. But unfortunately there is no trace of her.
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