Italy: Pakistan-origin girl’s remains found after ‘honour killing’

Rome: Italian authorities have found the body of an 18-year-old woman who went missing more than a year ago after refusing to travel to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, a lawyer for a rights group said on Wednesday.

Pakistan-origin Saman Abbas has been identified by dental records after human remains were found near her family home in the town of Novellara, Italy’s Reggio Emilia province, in November 2022, Ansa news agency quoted lawyer Barbara Iannucelli as saying.

Abbas had not been seen since April 2021. Five members of her family including her father and uncle are due to go on trial next month over a so-called “honour killing” that shocked Italy.