17-year-old Muslim girl abducted, killed and then dumped in a pond on way home from Virginia mosque

Read original article by Jonathen Allen on Reuters or read a quick summary below;

  1. A man named Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, got into a dispute with a 17-year-old girl (according to the police) called Nabra Hassanen and a group of her friends in Sterling, Virginia.
  2. Martinez got out of the car and assaulted the girl.
  3. The girls were attending overnight prayers in observance of Ramadhan and were walking back from McDonalds when they encountered Martinez.
  4. “Something happened and he became upset,” Tawny Wright, a fairfax police spokeswomen said in a telephone interview, declining to elaborate on the dispute. “The group started separating a little bit. The victim happened to be closest to him and then he assaulted her.”
  5. Police arrested Martinez an hour or two later after he was seen driving suspiciously, and found what they believe to be the girl’s body later on Sunday in a nearby pond.
  6. The girl and her friends were dressed in abayas, the robe-like dress worn by some Muslim women, according to the Post, prompting fears the victim was targeted because she was Muslim.
  7. Fairfax police said on Monday morning they were not investigating the murder as a hate crime “Nothing suggests that this girl or the group was targeted because of who they are or what they believe,” said Tawny Wright.


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