20 September 2006

"Honour killing" in Ottawa

UPDATE: Suspect surrenders to police.

Hasibullah Sadiqi, 20, brother of slain Khatera Sadiqi, entered the police station at 474 Elgin St. at around 8:50 a.m. and was arrested without incident.
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CJOH, the CTV affiliate in Ottawa aired a story on the late news tonight implying that a double shooting appears to be an honour killing. They had a soundbite about "honour killing" included in their report. There was nothing further on the CJOH website.

The bare bones of the story were in today's Ottawa Sun.
A 20-year-old Ottawa man is wanted in connection with the shooting at an east-end mall parking lot early Tuesday that left a woman dead and another man seriously wounded.

Police are looking for Hasibullah Sadiqi, of Ottawa, who is considered armed and dangerous. He drives a grey two-door, 1992 Mazda 323.
Hasibullah Sadiqi is the alleged shooter and the dead woman is his sister.
Khatera Sadiqi, 20, who was in the driver's seat suffered a gunshot to her head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Feroz Mangal, 23, who was in the passenger seat was shot about four times and was virtually lifeless, but paramedics were able to bring back his pulse en route to hospital. Family members said the pair were engaged to be married.
CJOH is reporting that the shooter was apparently upset that his sister was engaged to Feroz Mangal, who is currently in hospital in critical condition.

UPDATE: 21 Sep 2006

The Ottawa Sun tiptoes around the issue with quotes from Feroz Mangal's brother and by saying the local Afghan community were talking about the couple's "upcoming marriage".
Hameed Mangal said he heard Hasibullah Sadiqi had issues with the relationship. "He wasn't happy because they were engaged," Hameed, 24, said.

The possibility of Khatera Sadiqi's death being related to an honour killing baffled Hameed as he tried to relax in the hospital's emergency room last night.
CFRA reports Thursday morning.
Major Crime Investigators have been unable to determine a motive for the shooting.
CBC zips up tight.
They are not commenting on the possible motive for the crime.
The Ottawa Citizen is similarly discreet.
Ottawa police Const. Steven Desjourdy said a motive for the shooting is not known. Police say the suspect is to be considered armed and dangerous.
Ottawa Citizen now talking motive...
A brother's anger about his sister moving in with her fiance and his family is believed by police to be the motive behind a shopping mall shooting that left Khatera Sadiqi dead and her future husband, Feroz Mangal, critically injured.
Family of critically injured fiancee snubbed by shooter's family...
Mangal's family was absent from the funeral because they didn't know about it. "She was like my sister," Hameed Mangal said, noting his family learned about the funeral later in the afternoon. "I don't know why we were not informed."

"I was quite upset," he said. "Everyone's upset in the family."

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Time to bring back a death penalty real soon assuming he indeed was guilty.

Better yet - if he was a Muslim - bury him with pigs and dogs. And make it *very* public.

This *might* teach at least some of those subhumans a lesson.

Bill (Edmonton).

Anonymous said...

I knew the family. The funeral was kept to 60 people. The fiancee's family was not invited due to concerns of "your boy almost killed my boy" type arguments. They wanted to grieve their lost one quietly. Furthermore, at the time, they were still in shock and didn't want to believe the brother had done it. As time passes, and reality hits, they are faced with having to wonder if they could have stopped him. Please note - the family was not overtly devout. The killing was personal, not honour. And the community is reeling. nice to know that "sub-humans" react the same way bigoted idiots do. Or has there never been a Christian boy who killed his sister?

Neo Conservative said...

Not to dispute your explanation, but that's not what the brother of Feroz Mangal is saying...

Mangal's family was absent from the funeral because they didn't know about it. "She was like my sister," Hameed Mangal said, noting his family learned about the funeral later in the afternoon. "I don't know why we were not informed."

I guess I can't imagine the killer's family not apologising to the Mangal family, never mind not telling them about the funeral.

Perhaps it will come out at the trial. Either way (whether or not this was an honour killing) it seems to me, you have to be psychotic to murder anyone, never mind a member of your own family. What "personal" reason would make this act understandable?

on a further note... the use of the term "subhumans" and the talk of burying with "pigs & dogs" is no different than the outrageous statements about "killing the pope". saying something like this just betrays your ignorance. i should have jumped on this immediately. unlike most left-leaning sites i visit, i don't believe in censoring comments... but i will say this one offends anyone with any intelligence at all.

Anonymous said...

ITS BETTER TO COMPLETE YOUR KNOWLEDGE BEFORE MAKING A JUDGEMENT. I WONT EXPLAIN MY RELATIONSHIP WITH FEROZ BECAUSE SOME IGNORANT PEOPLE LIKE BILL MIGHT THINK I AM SHOWING OFF. BUT THE GIRL WAS LEFT ALL ALONE. SO IF FEROZ KEPT HER, HE KEPT HER TO PROTECT HER AND MARRY HER. ONE WHO CALLS OTHER SUBHUMANS IS HIMSELF A BEAST BECAUSE GOD MAKES AND ALSO DESTROYS THE HUMAN. WE HUMANS DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE GOD'S JUDGMENT IF WE BELEIVE IN GOD.

Neo Conservative said...

anon... i've already dealt with the "subhumans" remark. it's racist & wrong. unlike a lot of the leftwing bloggers, i won't censor free speech. i will however, go after people i think abuse that privilege, as i did with bill.

it seems like you are close to the situation. perhaps you'd care to comment on why the brother apparently felt it was his "right" to execute his own sister.