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South Darfur school teacher killed trying to prevent rape

September 9 - 2018 MERSHING
Women farmers in Darfur (file photo)
Women farmers in Darfur (file photo)

A secondary school teacher was shot dead in South Darfur’s Mershing locality on Thursday. Six suspects have been detained.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an eyewitness reported that a group of gunmen stormed a farm in the area of Jeref in Mershing.

“Three of them wanted to rape a number of young women who were working on the farm,” he said. “When the women called for help, teacher Mohamed El Zein rushed to save them. The attackers immediately killed him with three shots.”

The Commissioner of Mershing locality El Sadig Khamis reported on Friday that six gunmen have been detained.

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