A secondary school student, Amer Ahmed Karar, was reportedly shot dead by a Sudanese army soldier on Sunday night October 28 in the Tendelty area close to El-Geneina in South Darfur, witnesses told Radio Dabanga.
Witnesses said that the incident occurred when the armed soldier stormed the victims' home, killing Amer on the spot and injuring his relative. They added that the family member was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The soldier fled to a nearby army garrison and a number of residents followed his trail, according to the witnesses. When the residents reached the garrison, the army commander informed them that the person they described had fled the premises. He explained that the army would search for the soldier and inform the residents upon arresting him.
The residents complained to Radio Dabanga about the continuous attacks on homes at night time by Sudanese army soldiers and appealed to the local community leadership to intervene immediately and resolve these issues.
They added that the attacks have become a daily concern for citizens of the area.
The motive behind the murder of Amer Ahmed Karar remains unclear.