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Honour killing: Man extradited from Pakistan to Italy for daughter’s murder

A man, who was wanted for murdering his daughter — a Pakistani-Itlaian citizen — in a case of

honour killing, has been arrested from his native village in Pakistan and extradited to Italy for


According to the Italian justice minister, Shabbar Abbas was apprehended last November on

suspicion of killing his 18-year-old daughter, Saman Abbas, who went missing in April 2021

after she refused to travel to Pakistan for an arranged marriage.

Carlo Nordio, the Italian justice minister, termed the development a "step forward to allow

justice to run its full course after a horrific crime" in a statement.

He added that the suspect was on his way to Italy.

The teenage victim was identified by dental records after human remains were found near her

family home in the northern Italian town of Novellara more than a year after her disappearance.

Prosecutors believe that the family was angered when they found out that Abbas had a boyfriend

in Italy.

They allege she was killed when she returned to the family home to collect some documents after

living nearby for a while under the care of social services

The father has denied that his daughter is dead. Her uncle was extradited from France to face

trial, along with two of her cousins.

Source: Geo News