Iraqi YouTuber Kills Daughter, 14, for Talking to Stranger

Popular Iraqi YouTuber and comedian Mohammed Al Esawi allegedly shot his 14-year-old daughter dead after she answered the door to a stranger. Reportedly, Esawi’s daughter answered the door because she thought it was her brother. The stranger turned out to be a man who had proposed to the victim several times but was rejected.

Esawi saw the two standing together and fired thrice at his daughter with his handgun. He allegedly thought the two were planning something. He fled the scene after killing his daughter

According to media reports, the stranger the victim was standing with was a young man who had proposed to her many times but had been rejected.

The crime took place in the presence of the mother, who tried to prevent her husband from killing his daughter, but she could not stop him. According to media reports, the father fled after killing his daughter.

Basra police said they are investigating the crime and are searching for the famous YouTuber who is still at large.

The last months have seen other social media influencers committing violent crimes. Claire Miller, a 14-year-old Pennsylvania TikToker, was charged last year with criminal homicide for stabbing and killing her 19-year-old sister Helen last year. Claire allegedly stabbed her sister on the early hours of February 22 at their home near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

After doing so, she reportedly called 911 confessing to the crime. Claire is being charged as an adult in Pennsylvania. She was charged with homicide and is being held without bail in Lancaster County Prison. A TikTok video posted a day before the incident on Claire’s TikTok read, “My dad has to stop opening the conversation with ‘this is just like the gay bar in Japan’.”

She did not say anything in the video, and people on TikTok reposted it along with other videos from her profile. Another video showed a blood-stained glove in the snow, before panning to a blood-stained stuffed giraffe.

It did not take long for the videos to go viral, as Claire’s account @spiritsandsuchconsulting racked up many views before being suspended by the social media company. Court records later showed that Claire reportedly had “suicidial and homicidal thoughts”.

That came from a witness who claimed to have talked to Claire over the phone. Claire’s sister Helen reportedly had cerebral palsy and was wheelchair-bound. The coroner confirmed her cause of death as “multiple stab wounds”.

In another incident that took place last year, a TikTok star with nearly a million online followers allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife and a man she was with. The man later pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors said that Ali Abulaban had installed a listening device on his five-year-old daughter’s tablet, and when he heard his wife and another man talking, he went to her apartment and shot them to death. Police identified the victims as Ana Abulaban, 28, of San Diego, and Rayburn Cadenas Barron, 29, of National City. After the shootings, the TikToker, still armed, picked up his daughter from school.

Abulaban is a TikTok star known as JinnKid, with more than 940,000 followers on the social media app. His account reportedly features comedy skits and impersonations of the character Tony Montana from the 1983 film ‘Scarface’. A Virginia native, Abulaban was a singer.

He reportedly started his music career at the age of 14. Later, he became a TikTok star and focused on celebrity voice impressions. He has also reportedly starred in short films inspired by the film ‘Scarface’. 

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