In Iran, there is a fuss about the murder of a 13-year-old girl. According to local media, the girl’s father killed her because she wanted to marry a man he did not approve of.
The father was arrested. He may receive a light sentence because such murders could be considered honor killings under Iranian law.
Romina Ashrafi was murdered at the end of last week at her home in Gilan Province, northwestern Iran. The girl’s father was arrested yesterday.
The local district governor only wants to release more details about the murder after the legal process.
According to local media, Romina and her 35-year-old friend had run away from home because her father did not agree that she wanted to marry the man.
However, the two were caught by the police, and the girl was taken back to her father’s house, although she allegedly told the police that she feared for her life with her father.
On Thursday night, the father is said to have killed the girl in her sleep with a sickle. According to local media, the man walked out with the weapon in his hand and then reported the facts to the police.