Norway: Pakistani gangs want revenge for woman's murder

Norway: Pakistani gangs want revenge for woman's murder

Håvard Nyfløt (25) killed Faiza Ashraf for the money, in order to pay off debts. Nyfløt told the police that he killed her in the car, there there were no tracks found in his car. He apparently didn't know Faiza had a cellphone, by which she called the police and informed them of her abduction.

The 28 year old Norwegian-Pakistani taxi driver who ordered the killing pressured Nyfløt, saying he would harm a person close to Nyfløt if Nyfløt wouldn't pay back.

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The news that the kidnapped Faiza Ashraf had been found dead in Asker spread quickly through the Pakistani community, already before the police had their press conference.

Several people contacted Dagbladet and told of revenge plans from the criminal Norwegian-Pakistani communities in Oslo.

"There's a price for the head of the people who did this. They will be killed. This comes from the Pakistani communities. The minute they get to prison, they will be killed. Nobody does this to a Pakistani girl and gets away with it," said an anonymous caller to the Dagbladet tips hot-line.

Famous people linked to the gang community also told, without being asked, how upset they are.

"That man won't have it good in jail, no matter where he ends up. Nobody tolerates this," says a convicted Norwegian-Pakistani to Dagbladet.

He says the feeling in the community is very aggressive against the suspected killers, also among people who didn't know Faiza personally. The reason being that the murder is seen as an attack against an innocent Norwegian-Pakistani girl - carried out by a Norwegian man with money being the only motive.

Several people are now trying to get detailed information about the suspect, and the police must consider the imprisonment conditions carefully one the men are taken out of isolation.

"I expect the police and prison authorities to ensure the safety of my client,' tthe 25 year old's lawyer, Peder Morset, told Dagbladet. He didn't want to comment further on the threats.

Experts on gang crime by the Oslo police have already made it clear that none of those involved in the Faiza-case have connections to the Norwegian-Pakistani gangs.

Nobody in the Asker police was available for comment on the safety question.

Sources: Dagbladet, VG (Norwegian)

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