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Victim Chronicled Harassment By Stalker Prior To Death

Posted November 11, 2003

— Authorities have uncovered more information about a murder-suicide in Durham that started as a stalking case at North Carolina State University. There are signs the victim may have been concerned about her safety.

In a letter, 23-year-old Amena Khan told N.C. State police that classmate Najebullah Naimee was harassing her and later began stalking her. She told them he had grabbed her arm and had called her incessantly.

Last Thursday, both were found dead in her apartment. Police say Naimee shot and killed Khan before turning the gun on himself.

A search warrant shows Naimee was armed with a 9 mm baretta and two magazines with 16 bullets. Police also found a letter on Khan's computer addressed "To whom it may concern." In it, she documented the run-ins she had with Naimee.

One of her friends told WRAL Khan talked about Naimee, calling him crazy. In March, Khan reminded friends that he would not leave her alone, but she also told them she didn't think he would hurt her. Khan and her husband also recently had a security system installed at their apartment.

Police found no evidence of any recent contact, and family members said Khan had not mentioned Naimee in a while. They believe she may have thought the stalking was over.

Khan was getting ready to move to Minnesota to be with her husband. Police said they found her suitcase in the house half-packed.


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