Iran’s police confirmed the fourth case of honor killing in less than a month
Chief of police of Abadan city confirmed the second case of honor killing in this city in this week and fourth case in the country this month, in which a man who had killed his sister with a knife was arrested.
Chief Mohsen Taghizadeh said the arrested individual has confessed too killing his sister five days ago by stabbing her repeatedly in the neck and chest.
According to the police report, the officers arrested the brother at the scene of the crime.
The murder of this young woman was not officially confirmed by the police for five days, and no name or information about her has been provided.
At the same time, 19 years old Fatemeh Borhi was also killed in Abadan at the hands of her husband and her cousin.
This is the fourth case of honor killing that has been reported by the Iranian media in lest than four weeks.
The first case was Romina Ashrafi, 14 years old, who was killed by his father with a sickle. After that, there were two cases in Abadan who were killed by their husband and brother. The last case was 22 years old Rayhaneh Ameri who was killed in Kerman city by her father for coming home late.
There is no official database for honor killings in Iran, but one of the Islamic Republic’s official news agencies (ISNA) has reported that studies show that each year between 375 to 450 honor killings occur in Iran. According to this report, almost 20 percent of all murders in Iran and 50 percent of family murders in Iran are honor killings.