Operation Worcester – Chester Crown Court

5th Apr 2012

‘One of the most extraordinary cases of modern times’. As described in The Sunday Times News Review of the 5th August 2012. ‘Honour Killing’ 2004 murder of Shafelia Ahmed by her parents.

Shafelia was drugged and taken to Pakistan for an arranged marriage where she drank bleach. On her return to the UK she was in intensive care and in September 2003 disappeared. After a nationwide search, her partially decomposed body was discovered in Cumbria in February 2004. They were arrested for the murder in September 2010, after the second-eldest daughter gave evidence against them. A third daughter had written letters to a friend saying she had witnessed the murder. During the trial, the mother blamed the husband for the murder.
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