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Father charged over suitcase body
Banaz Mahmod Babakir Agha
Banaz's body was found in Birmingham
A man has been 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, will appear before Greenwich Magistrates' Court on Wednesday charged with her murder.

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

Banaz, who was of Kurdish origin, vanished without drawing out any money, or taking a change of clothes or passport.

Sixteen people were initially arrested in connection with her disappearance - most of whom were later released on police bail.

Her uncle Ari Mahmod Babakir Aga, 50, and Mohammed Hama, 29, have been charged with murder. Two other men have been charged with perverting the course of justice.


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