Nahid’s murder: Answers needed!


By : Abdullah Sayel

Is it the 19-year-old man from Colchester who stabbed Nahid Almanea 16 times to death? Or was it someone else? It is a full tragedy in all its aspects. The Guardian describes it saying: “Suffered 16 stab wounds to her body, neck, head and arms.” What sort of a criminal nature produces such a vicious killer? Are other Saudi students safe in the UK? Saudi society is restlessly worried!

More than 14,000 Saudi students are in the UK. Accidents of students are rare and hardly noticed. A few accidents having a racist background took place in the last few years involving a limited number of male students. But in Nahid’s tragedy, the Ph.D. student, the case is different. Sympathy proceeds restlessness, especially after the spread of pictures of her aged father.

A man in his seventies, hardly trying to keep his feet on the ground while in reception of his daughter’s body. What makes the case worse is that another victim was stabbed more than 100 times in an unexplained attack in a nearby park on March 29. Is Colchester safe for peaceful students?

The writer is Media Manager, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
Twitter: @abdullahsayel




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