Iranians promise stern action against Afghan girl’s killer
KABUL (Pajhwok): The killer of an Afghan refugee girl will be brought to justice and the murder case investigated thoroughly, a top Iranian police commander has promised.
The six-year-old girl named Setayesh Quraishi was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and then killed in the Varamin area southeast of Tehran on April 9 by her neighbour.
IRNA quoted the police commander Col. Abdolreza Nazeri as saying: “All are equal before law.” The 17-year-old killer has confessed to his crime during police interrogations.
Col. Nazeri claimed the victim’s family was satisfied with the handling of the case by Iranian police.
Meanwhile, Iranian Ambassador to AfghanistanMohammad Reza Bahramisaid his country’s vice-president had met the family of the victim.
The VP promised the culprit would be tried for the brutal murder and rape of the child. The incident in Khairabad area has fuelled outrage in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Kazem Gharibabadi, deputy secretary-general of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, vehemently denounced the murder and urged judicial authorities to probe the tragedy with a sense of urgency.
He extended condolencesto the victim’s family, saying there was no distinction between Iranians and Afghans in legal procedures and the justice system.
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