NAIJ.com gathered that a 17-year-old Muslim girl identified as Nabra was abducted, assaulted and eventually killed after leaving a mosque in the company of her friends in Virginia, USA.
According to reports, the deceased, Nabra Hassanen, was first reported missing early Sunday morning, June 18, after leaving a mosque in Fairfax, Virginia, with some of her friends.
Mosque officials said Nabra and her friends had reportedly gone to eat during a break from their Ramadan prayers, when she wa kidnapped by a man who jumped out of a car and grabbed her.
Her body was later found that same morning in a pond in Sterling, Virginia. She had been assaulted by her abductor who murdered her before discarding her body in the water.
Upon further investigations, it was revealed that the teenagers had been walking down towards the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center in Sterling, around 3:30 a.m after eating breakfast, before the unfortunate incident occurred.
A spokesperson for the Loudoun county sheriff's office, Deputy Aleksandra Kowalski, said the motorist had confronted the group (which ran away leaving one behind), adding that the have "not gotten any indication that this was motivated by hate or bias. They all dispersed after the incident and when they met back up they realized she was missing."
A board member at ADAMS, identified as Rizwan Jaka, released a statement saying:
"We are devastated and heartbroken as our community undergoes and processes this traumatic event. It is a time for us to come together to pray and care for our youth."
While a search for Nabra was being conducted, police spotted a car driving suspiciously around the area, on pulling the driver over, 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, was arrested, questioned and eventually charged with her murder.
Police spokesperson, Tawny Wright, said: "Our detectives are fairly certain that it is her, but the Chief Medical Examiner still needs to conduct an autopsy to confirm the identity."
At a news conference held on Sunday evening, Michael Chapman, Loudoun County Sheriff, said:
"I just can't think of a worse instance to occur with the loss of a 17-year-old on Father's Day. As a father of a 17-year-old myself, I can't think of anything worse than confronting that on this particular day.”
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Part of a statement released by Virginia's Attorney General, Mark Herring, read:
“The ADAMS Center has always welcomed me and so many in Northern Virginia like family. This unspeakable attack feels like an assault on our entire community. Words fail at a time like this, so we'll all have to do the best we can to surround them with the love and support they've always shown each of us.”
This is just sad! RIP to her!
Meanwhile, see this video of a mother of one of the missing Chibok girls lamenting over the continued disappearance of her daughter: