Night vigils have been held in honor of murdered London school teacher Sabina Neesa.
In southeast London on Friday night, hundreds of people came together and lit candles while calling for an end to violence against women.
“Our world is shattered. We are simply lost for words,” her sister Jebina Yasmin Islam said at a vigil close to the scene of the crime. “No family should go by what we are going by,” Islam said.
Police believe 28-year-old Sabina Nessa had been on her way to meet a friend at a pub near her home when she was attacked
A walk that ended in murder
On the evening of September 17, Nessa had been on her way by a park near her home. She was to meet a friend at a nearby pub, but never arrived.
Her body was found in the park in Kidbrooke the following afternoon.
Police believe she was killed during the short walk to meet her friend.
A 38-year-old speculate was arrested on Thursday but has been released according to the Metropolitan Police.
The man remains under investigation and could be taken back into police custody.
Sabina Nessa’s murder has sparked outrage and calls for an end to violence against women
Outpouring of condolences and anger
The young dominant school teacher’s murder has hit a chord in the UK, with many people calling for an end to violence targeting women.
chief Minister Boris Johnson said his thoughts were with the family and friends of Nessa, and described it as a “deeply distressing time.” He posted a picture on Twitter with a lone candle flickering on the stairs of Downing Street.
London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Her death is a tragedy and I stand with the community in Kidbrooke and Londoners across our city, united in grief and united in our determination that justice is done.”
London has been moved by a series of murders involving women. In March, Sarah Everard was raped and murdered in south London by a police officer.
In another case a teenager was convicted of murdering Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman in a London park last year.
kb/dj (AP, AFP, Reuters)
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