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Two Iraqi Refugees Are Suspected of Killing A Local Man, 52, In Kajaani Region

Two Iraqi Refugees Are Suspected of Killing A Local Man, 52, In Kajaani Region

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Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

On Sunday morning he was dead – the friend of Sari and Simo – a liked man among the locals. He was a man, 52, found slain on Vuorimiehentie in Otanmäki, a village of about 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality of Kajaani located in Kainuu region. “He was a good friend to us, like a big brother, had been living here for his whole life,” Sari, a local, said in an interview for Helsingin Sanomat.

The two suspects for the manslaughter are two Iraqi men, who were living in Otanmäki reception center. Both are detained. One was caught in Otanmäki, the other in the center of Kajaani.

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According to the police, the victim had also been robbed. The Iraqis are also suspected of robbing another man on the same night. With threats of violence, the suspects had stolen a mobile phone from the man in his 40s.

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According to the locals and residents of the reception center, the men had arrived in Otanmäki three weeks ago. They had been living in Finland for a year. The reception center has been established last November. It hosts over 100 residents, mostly families.

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Sources: The police, Helsingin Sanomat

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