Saman's uncle 'killed her for refusing marriage' - brother
Boy's evidence in Pakistani girl's suspected murder deemed credible by GIP
An 18-year-old Pakistani girl who has been missing from a town near Reggio Emilia since the end of April after refusing an arranged marriage in Pakistan was strangled by her uncle, who confessed to her younger brother, a preliminary investigations judge (GIP) said Monday.
The GIP adjudged as "credible" the brother's testimony that the uncle, Hasnain Danish, confessed the murder to him but refused to say where her body was, judicial sources said.
Saman had a violent argument with her family the night before she disappeared, according to an arrest warrant for the five suspect relatives published Monday.
A young member of the family reportedly told police "I think he (the uncle) strangled her, also because when he came home he didn't have anything in his hands".
Saman's uncle referred to a "job well done" to a friend in an Internet chat room, Italian police said at the weekend, saying he was probably referring to her murder and the disposal of her body.
Abbas also reportedly overheard her family saying that murder was "the only solution" for women who did not obey the Pakistani Muslim way of life, and she suspected "they are talking about me", the paper said.
Saman's parents, her uncle Danish and two cousins have been placed under investigation for homicide and disposing of a body.
The parents flew to Pakistan at the beginning of May, and the uncle and the other cousin are believed to be somewhere in Europe.