Murdered waiter's family to get lifetime pension

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The attack happened in central Pisa. Photo: Argenberg
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Authorities in Pisa will pay a lifetime pension to the family of a Bangladeshi waiter, who was murdered as he made his way home from work earlier this year.

Zakir Hossain, 34, died after being punched in the head in an unsolicited attack after leaving the Indian restaurant where he worked in April.

The murder sparked uproar among Pisa’s Bangladeshi community, who protested after his death, demanding “truth and justice”.

His death was classified as a work-related injury, as it happened on his way home from work, allowing his wife and three children to be awarded a lifetime pension of €2,000 a month, Ansa reported

The attack was caught on CCTV, with footage showing Hossain being hassled by a group of four men before being punched by one of them.

Police later indentified the man who allegedly threw the deadly punch as Hamrouni Hamza, a 26-year-old Tunisian.

He is accused of voluntary manslaughter but fled Italy two days after the attack and is now a fugitive in Tunisia.

A 22-year-old Italian, Simone Tabbita, and a 16-year-old Tunisian, a relative of Hamza, were charged with aiding and abetting the alleged killer.

The fourth man escaped charges because he did not take part in the assault and did not try to free Hamza as witnesses tried to stop the attack, Ansa said.

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One theory at the time was that the gang was playing ‘knockout’, a game that has swept across the US, claiming the lives of several people, with the point being to knock out the unsuspecting with a single punch.

Hossain had been in Italy since 2009 and had worked at the Indian restaurant for two years. 

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