Saman is gone. Her life was engulfed by a mixture of obscurantist culture, medieval traditions and a Pakistani family network that, instead of protecting and helping her, led her to a terrible end. With a master uncle convinced that he can dispose of a girl’s life as he pleases. There is a whole world behind Saman’s tragic story that deserves to be revealed and told. And it is the world that is reconstructed by the investigators in the documents that recount the investigations carried out in the last month. THE CARDS 1 / “Parents accomplices” THE CARDS 2 / “She did not behave like a Muslim” THE CARDS 3 / “Uncle strangled my sister” With a series of reports, interrogations and chats that perfectly paint the climate, chilling, surrounding Saman. All this only because the girl refused an arranged marriage: a barbaric and unthinkable custom for those who live in our latitudes. But Saman, that cousin who had been chosen for her, would never marry him. He had already turned down an arranged marriage two years ago. And now the …
Saman there is no more. His life was engulfed by a mixture of obscurantist culture, traditions with a medieval flavor and a Pakistani family network which, instead of protecting and helping her, led her to a terrible end. With a master uncle convinced that he can dispose of a girl’s life as he pleases. There is a whole world behind Saman’s tragic story that deserves to be revealed and told. And it is the world that is being reconstructed by the investigators in documents which recount the surveys carried out in the last month.
THE CARDS 1 / “Accomplicing parents”
THE CARDS 2 / “She did not behave like a Muslim”
THE CARDS 3 / “Uncle strangled my sister”
With a series of feedback, interrogations and chat that paint, to perfection, the climate, chilling, which surrounded Saman. All this only because the girl refused a pre-defined wedding: a barbaric and unthinkable custom for those who live in our latitudes. But Saman, that cousin who had been chosen for her, would never marry him. He had already turned down an arranged marriage two years ago. And now history was repeating itself. Because the Pakistani girl, who in Italy had shown that she had so many qualities and would have liked to go to high school while she was forced to leave school, had quickly thrown away customs and habits that seemed outdated and was in love with another young man . A compatriot with whom he spoke on the phone or on social media.
Saman, in short, he wanted to live. Saman wanted to love. Saman wanted to build her own future. She had only come home to retrieve the documents. He wanted to leave forever. But she had found herself seized in the house for about ten days. With the tension that continued to rise and the violent quarrels. Saman had reported this sort of forced imprisonment to the carabinieri on 22 April. She only hoped that her father would return the documents to leave. And thus be able to reach the secret boyfriend. Nobody in the family was supposed to know about this plan. It would have been too risky for both of us.
In the photos the fault of Saman, wanting to be beautiful and free
But that evening of April 30, after many escapes, successful or only attempted, the last of which the night before at the end of yet another clash with the parents, the fragile balance that reigned within the family was broken. Saman paid for the pursuit of happiness with his life. He paid with his life for his rebellion and the non-observance of the rules imposed by tradition. The Reggio Emilia Public Prosecutor’s Office is certain of all this, where yesterday morning a press conference was held by Isabella Chiesi, Regent Attorney, and Laura Galli, Deputy Prosecutor who has been following the affair since its inception.
Saman, the latest text messages to friends
“We stay continuing the research – he said Isabella Chiesi – to find the girl’s body. We have good hopes of succeeding also thanks to the help of the electromagnetometer that will be used in the next few days. “Saman, in short, even for those who investigate, is no longer there. And his uncle Danish Hasnain, who is said to be the material perpetrator of the crime, parents Shabbar Abbas and Nazia Shaheen and cousins Ijaz Ikram and Nomanulhaq Nomanulhaq who allegedly helped his uncle to make the body disappear.The only one who has been arrested at the moment is Ijaz Ikram who is trapped in France. In short, a story that involved the whole family unit.
Starting with dad who, a few days ago, told our newspaper that the young woman had fled to Belgium. Words that the Prosecutor considers a sort of coded message launched to relatives who remained in Italy: “Saman’s father had to let the others know too – explains the prosecutor – what they should have said”. According to the prosecutor, the girl’s body is buried a few tens of meters from the house from which she wanted to escape. And all the clues lead to the zio Hasnain Danish. It is he who is contacted by Saman’s father. It is he, portrayed by the investigators as a violent man and ready for anything, that on the evening of April 30, after another Saman escape attempt, he says he is ready to fix everything. It is he who, presumably, commits the crime with the help of Saman’s cousins.
It is he, always, who reveals in a chat to the girlfriend of “having done a good job”. And he is the person to whom the girl’s little brother is entrusted when the parents hurry back to Pakistan. But the young man is terrified of his uncle. Because he knows that the man is violent and he fears that it may harm him too. “My uncle – he reveals to the police who question him – killed Saman. I think he strangled her“. The boy reveals to the investigator that he also thought of killing this uncle who frightened him so much. To avenge Saman and to free himself from a nightmare. He had thought that he could do it while his uncle was asleep. Then he got scared. He didn’t want to go to jail. For this reason, when the two are stopped in Imperia for a check and Saman’s brother is blocked by the carabinieri, because he is a minor and without documents, for him it is a sort of liberation. Danish Hasnain, on the other hand, manages to leave because, at that moment, he is not yet investigated. He escapes and disconnects his cell phone, which has been unreachable since May 5th. It is now sought after throughout Europe. Investigators hope to catch him in the next few days. But all this, unfortunately, will not rekindle Saman’s smile.
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