A teacher has been murdered in London in what seems a growing femicide cases in the country.
Sabina Nessa, 28, from south London, is believed to have been murdered on the five-minute walk from her house to a pub.
CNN reports the UK is facing an epidemic of violence against women and girls.
London’s Metropolitan Police, in a statement on Thursday, said Nessa left her home in the borough of Greenwich just before 8:30 p.m. on Friday September 17.
Detectives believe that she was walking through Cator Park towards a bar in Pegler Square, where she had planned to meet a friend.
Her body was found the following afternoon, close to a nearby community center.
“Sabina’s journey should have taken just over five minutes but she never made it to her destination,” said Detective Chief Inspector Joe Garrity.
“We know the community are (sic) rightly shocked by this murder — as are we — and we are using every resource available to us to find the individual responsible.”
Garrity has appealed for anyone in the area of the park around the time of the attack to come forward.
Zubel Ahmed, Nessa’s cousin, was reported as saying that the family is still in shock, and that the news of her death has left them “devastated” and “inconsolable.”
Nessa, who taught at a primary school in Lewisham, southeast London, was “truly the most kind, caring person out there,” Ahmed said.
“I don’t understand how someone can do this, I really don’t. It’s a big, big loss to our family,” he said.