Steenkamp's parents demand answer from Pistorius over daughter's death

London, June 4 (ANI): The parents of Oscar Pistorius' dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp have said that they want to know why their daughter was shot.

Steenkamp's parents have spoken of their need for answers even as the Paralympic champion prepares to return to court in Pretoria today, Sky News reports.

Speaking in a television documentary, Steenkamp's mother June Steenkamp said that Pistorius is the only person who knows what happened that fateful night, in the wee hours of Valentine's Day.

Asking Pistorius as to why he shot their daughter, Steenkamp's mother further said that their daughter, who had been dating Pistorius for only three months, must have felt very afraid in the toilet during her final hours, adding that she must have been in severe pain as one bullet had already hit her

Admitting that she and her husband had felt guilty after their daughter's death, June Steenkamp also said that they felt bad that they could not protect her from being killed, adding that they could not believe why they failed as they had been protecting their daughter her entire life.

According to the report, the documentary titled 'Why Did Oscar Pistorius Kill Our Daughter?' also showed some of Steenkamp's personal photographs, letters and drawings for the first time, along with a childhood painting of a gunman, an angel and a stairway to heaven

Mentioning the painting, Steenkamp said that it is a premonition of what happened to their daughter, adding that she is showing her fear and horror in the painting.

Meanwhile, Pistorius' uncle Arnold Pistorius said that their family was shaken by the graphic pictures of the bloody bathroom in the double amputee's home, although he added that they continue to have faith in the South African legal justice system.

Pistorius further said that the family also believes that the Blade Runner's account of what happened on that night will be borne out by the evidence that the defence team will lead in court.

Pistorius is currently on bail after a judge changed his conditions in March, allowing him to travel abroad provided he hands over an itinerary beforehand, the report added. (ANI)

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