Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Muslim Girl Abducted and Murdered 'In Hate Crime'

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Muslim Girl Abducted and Murdered 'In Hate Crime'

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Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent

POLICE in Virginia have charged a man with murder after a 17-year-old Muslim girl was abducted and beaten to death on her way to a mosque.

Nabra Hassanen, 17, was on her way to prayers after breakfast yesterday when she was confronted by a man who drove past in a car.

She was assaulted and became separated from her four friends, police said. She was believed to have tripped over her clothes before she was attacked.

The other teenagers made it safely to the mosque where they notified the authorities and a search was launched for the girl. A body was later found in a pond near Ridgetop Circle in Sterling, about three miles from where the attack took place.

The girls had been to a sleepover the previous night at an Islamic institution nearby.

Last night, police charged Darwin Torres, 22, with murder. A metal baseball bat was found near the body. Torres was arrested after he was seen driving suspiciously in the area while officers were still searching for Nabra. …

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