Yet another tragic case of an Islamic Honour Killing, in which an innocent teenager was murdered by her parents for apparently being too ‘Westernised’
A Muslim couple brutally murdered their ‘westernised’ teenage daughter because they believed she had brought shame on the family were convicted of her murder yesterday – nine years after the brutal killing of the innocent girl.
They parents: Iftikhar Ahmed, 52, and his wife Farzana, 49, who are from Warrington in the United Kingdom, suffocated Shafilea, 17, with a plastic bag in an Islamic honour killing.
Shafilea’s sister Alesha told Chester Crown Court she heard her mother say ‘just finish it here’ as they forced a plastic bag into the teenager’s mouth, killing her.
The killing followed a series of clashes with the strict parents, the jury heard. Months before her death, Shafilea drank bleach on a trip to Pakistan because she feared she was going to be married off in an arranged marriage to a Muslim man.
The teenager, who was aspiring to become a lawyer, ran away from home several times. And eight months before her death she sought emergency accommodation, saying her Muslim parents were becoming increasingly violent.
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