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'Honour killing' jurors sent home
Arash Ghorbani-Zarin
Arash Ghorbani-Zarin was found with stabs wounds in a car
The jury in the case of a student who was said to have been murdered to "vindicate a family's honour" has been sent home for the day.

The jurors will return to court on Tuesday to consider their verdict over Arash Ghorbani-Zarin's death.

The body of the 19-year-old student was found with 46 stab wounds in his car in Oxford last November.

Chomir Ali, 44, and his son, Mohammed Mujibar Rahman, 19, deny murdering Mr Ghorbani-Zarin.

It was claimed that they killed him because of the "shame and dishonour" brought on their family by Arash's relationship with Mr Ali's daughter, Manna Begum.

Mr Ali also denies a further charge that he "counselled and procured" his son to commit the murder.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is also on trial for the murder.


06 Oct 05 |  Oxfordshire

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