“I urge the country’s people to stay alert so that your daughters do not fall prey to the brutality my daughter was subjected to,” Salam said on July 7. “I could not save my daughter. Try to protect your daughters.”
A man named Harun-Or-Rashid, who is aged in his mid-20s and was staying with a relative in the same apartment block as victim Samia Afrin Saima, has allegedly confessed.
Police say Harun admitted to luring the child to the apartment building’s roof on July 5 by promising to show her the view. After raping Samia, he strangled her with a piece of rope so that she would not later be able to identify him.