#JusticeforAnouar: Brutal murder of popular TikToker shocks Morocco, 17-year-old woman arrested
A horrendous murder of a popular Moroccan TikToker has shocked the North African state, as Moroccan authorities endeavour to arrest the killer.
On Saturday, Anouar Othmani, a 20-year-old student at the Science Faculty of Tangier and a popular figure in Moroccotok, was found murdered in his own apartment in the Northern city of Tangier. His mother was reportedly the one who found his body after he had not responded to her calls.
Originally from Larache, the young social-media creator was known for his dance videos and challenges on the Gen Z-popular social platform of TikTok.
His followers were stunned after he deleted all of his pictures and videos from social networks prior to the murder.
On Monday, Moroccan authorities arrested a 17-year-old woman in Tangier for her alleged involvement in the killing of a 20-year-old university student.
Police also arrested a member of the suspect's family suspected of complicity in the crime.
حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل هاد العايل من العرائش طالب جامعي بكلية العلوم بطنجة عندو 20 سنة ساكن في شقة بحي مسنانة اليوم فالصباح جات الام ديالو من العرائش باش تطلل عليه جبراتو ميت مد/بوح بطريقة بشعة الله يحسن لعوان الام ديالو تصدمت 💔وكتبكي وتقول #المرضي #كلنا_انور #justiceforanouar pic.twitter.com/vlqWB58iKI— سهيلة عماري🇲🇦 (@souhailaamari) November 6, 2022
The second suspect is facing charges of destroying the murder weapon and not reporting the crime.
Police have reportedly put the two suspects under police surveillance.
A press statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that investigations are ongoing to determine the circumstances of the case and the motives behind the murder.
The murder of Anouar disturbed several Moroccans, who took to social networks to voice their sympathy and solidarity with his family members.
Under the trending hashtags #JusticeforAnouar and #WeAreAllAnouar, many social media users are calling on Morocco's judiciary to give the severest punishment for the perpetrator.