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Jail for 'honour killing' family
Arash Ghorbani-Zarin
Arash Ghorbani-Zarin was found with stabs wounds in a car
A father who ordered his two sons to carry out the "honour killing" of his daughter's boyfriend after she became pregnant has been jailed for life.

The body of electrical engineering student Arash Ghorbani-Zarin, 19, was found with 46 stab wounds in Oxford on 20 November last year.

Bangladeshi waiter Chomir Ali, 44, must serve a minimum of 20 years in jail.

Sons Mujibar Rahman, 19, and Mamnoor Rahman, 16, were given minimum terms of 16 and 14 years respectively.

'Shame and dishonour'

Mr Justice Gross, at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, said it was a "cold-blooded intentional killing".

He told the three, who were all present in the dock: "Far from vindicating your family's honour you have permanently dishonoured your family with the stain of murder."

During the trial, Oxford Crown Court heard the two sons killed Mr Ghorbani-Zarin due to the "shame and dishonour" brought on the family by his relationship with Manna Begum.

The pair met in 2003 through school friends, who described them as devoted to each other, with Miss Begum becoming pregnant in August 2004.

But Miss Begum's father had planned for her to have an arranged marriage.




SEE ALSO:
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