‘Honor killing’ of 14-year-old girl in Iran sparks outrage
Ashrafi, 14, attempted to elope with her 35-year-old boyfriend from the town some 320 kilometers northwest of Tehran, after her father objected to their marriage, local media reported.
Last Thursday night, she was allegedly attacked by her father in her bedroom and killed using a farming sickle.
Fars News reported that local district Governor Kazem Razmi announced that the girl’s father was in custody and an investigation into the case was underway with details to be made public.
“The suspect, charged with murder, is currently in prison, and authorities are working to complete the case and address its various dimensions,” Razmi said.