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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 August 2006, 14:44 GMT 15:44 UK
Father in court on murder charge
Banaz Mahmod Babakir Agha
Banaz's body was found in a garden in Birmingham
A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his daughter whose body was found in a suitcase in Birmingham.

Banaz Mahmod Babakir Agha, 20, from Mitcham, south London, disappeared in January. Her remains were found in a garden in Handsworth in April.

Her father Mahmod Babakir Mahmod, 51, of Morden Road, Mitcham, appeared before Greenwich Magistrates' Court on Wednesday to face the charge.

Her uncle and another man are already awaiting trial for murder.

Mr Mahmod is due to re-appear at the Old Bailey on 15 November.

In May, the dead woman's uncle, businessman Ari Babakir, 50, also from Mitcham, was charged with her murder and remanded in custody following an appearance at Woolwich Magistrates Court.

A 29-year-old has also been charged with murder and is awaiting trial.

Two other men have been charged with perverting the course of justice.




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