Saturday, November 27, 2021

Relative reveals stabbed Afghan refugee teen’s final moments


LONDON: The relative of an Afghan teen stabbed to death in London has revealed what the refugee said in the last moments.

Hazrat Wali, 18, was stabbed on Tuesday after being attacked by a group of eight males, The Times reported. A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Thursday in connection with the murder.

A relative told The Times that Wali had phoned his friend, who ran to him on a field near their shared college.

By the time he had reached him just one of the attackers remained, who his friend hauled off Wali to find he had been stabbed.

Wali turned to him and said: “Please help me, I’m falling.” He collapsed and “blood started coming out of his nose.”

The relative said: “His last words were, ‘I don’t know why I’ve been stabbed. What’s my fault? What’s my sin? Can you please tell me why I’ve been stabbed? Why?'”

Wali and his twin brother fled Afghanistan when they were just 12, and arrived in Europe as unaccompanied minors.

The boys were later transferred to the UK under European regulations that allow children to claim asylum in any EU country.

Wali was the 25th teenager to be stabbed to death this year in the UK. A member of school staff said his main attacker was a “fellow student” who had confronted him over “something stupid,” and Wali had told a teacher giving him CPR who had stabbed him.

A student said: “One of my teachers was saying that he was humble and a nice guy who always got on with work.”

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