The headquarters of Italy’s Ministry of Justice in Rome. Photograph — Fb/Ministero della Giustizia

ROME: Italy has requested Pakistan to extradite the mother and father of a lacking teenage woman, who’s suspected to have been murdered by her household for refusing an organized marriage.

The announcement was made Thursday after the uncle of 18-year-old Saman Abbas had been arrested in Paris, accused of her homicide alongside her mother and father and two of her cousins.

The case has sparked outrage in Italy and has change into front-page information since police started investigating {the teenager}’s disappearance in Might. Her physique has but to be discovered.

“Justice Minister Marta Cartabia… has signed and despatched to Pakistan the 2 extradition requests for the mother and father of Saman Abbas, who’re underneath investigation for the homicide of their daughter,” the justice ministry mentioned Thursday.

Prosecutors had on Wednesday introduced the arrest on a European warrant of {the teenager}’s uncle on the outskirts of Paris.

Saman Abbas, who lived within the northern Italian city of Novellara, final yr refused her household’s plan to have her marry a cousin of their house nation of Pakistan.

Whereas nonetheless a minor, she turned to social providers and in November was moved right into a shelter house. She additionally reported her mother and father to the police, however on April 11 returned to them.

Police started trying to find her on Might 5, when officers visited her home and located no person.

Officers then found that the woman’s mother and father had left for Pakistan with out her, and located photos from a close-by safety digicam that made them worry the worst.

Late on April 29, 5 folks may very well be seen strolling off from the home holding shovels, a crowbar and a bucket, and returning after about two-and-a-half hours.

One cousin accused within the case is at present in jail in Italy.

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