Thank you for your reading and interest in the news Sheelan Dara: Iraqi authorities arrest man over gruesome murder and now with details
Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi thanked on Twitter the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq “for their co-operation for getting to the perpetrator in record speed”.
The unidentified suspect on Tuesday broke into the home of Sheelan Dara in Al Mansour, Baghdad’s premier neighbourhood, strangled her and stabbed her parents to death, police said.
We have seen so many incidents like this. The authorities should make public the details
Inas Jabbar, rights advocate
Sarah Al Mawla, head of the Human Rights Committee at the Iraqi Bar Association, said Dara was also sexually assaulted.
“She was killed after she was raped and the whole house was robbed,” Ms Al Mawla said from Baghdad by WhatsApp, adding that Dara’s murder was not political.
Initial reports by Iraqi official media suggested that the suspect who was arrested had accomplices.
Unlike previous killings and summary executions of activists, the authorities said that theft appeared to have been the motive behind Dara’s murder and pointed to valuables being stolen from the house.
A pharmacist, Dara attended demonstrations in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square demanding the removal of all of the country’s main politicians, Iraqi rights advocate Inas Jabbar said.
This would have identified Dara with the downtrodden Arab Shiites who comprise the bulk of the protest movement.
“Sheelan was a single child. It looks that she was killed because she and her family were well-off. Regardless, the authorities should make public the details,” she told The National.
“We have seen so many incidents like this and the perpetrators and the results of investigations remained unknown,” Ms Jabbar said.
The non-violent uprising started in October 2019, demanding removal of the entire political class. The authorities and pro-Iranian Shiite militias crushed the demonstrators early this year, using killings and abductions.
But the appointment of Mr Al Kadhimi, a secular reformist supported by the United States, in May helped revive the demonstrations.
Despite vows by Mr Kadhimi to curb rampant crime, Dara’s murder was the latest in incessant attacks in the past few months on supporters of the protest movement.
Within the span of a week last month, three young civilian figures were killed. Among them was Riham Yaqoob, a doctor shot in her car in the city of Basra.
The Daras were one of relatively few Kurdish families in Baghdad.
The city largely emptied of its minority populations as Shiite and Sunni militants terrorised the more liberal components of Iraqi society after the 2003 invasion that toppled former leader Saddam Hussein.
Since 2003, hundreds of thousands of Kurds fled Baghdad, mostly to northern Iraq.
Updated: September 17, 2020 03:43 PM
These were the details of the news Sheelan Dara: Iraqi authorities arrest man over gruesome murder for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .