On July 13, 2023, in the village of Razi, Khoy County, a tragic event unfolded, approximately eight months prior. Raheleh Rahdar, aged just 15 at the time, was coerced into marriage by her parents to a man nearly 12 years her senior.
Around July 10, Raheleh's husband accused her of infidelity, igniting a chain of events that led to her demise. Returning to her parents' home, Raheleh became the target of their fury. On Thursday, July 13, they ended her life by suffocating her with a scarf.
Initially, they tried to cover up their crime with a fabricated suicide story. However, their deceit was exposed during subsequent police interrogations, where they admitted to their abhorrent act.
Raheleh Rahdar's story serves as a grim reminder of the harsh realities of honor killings and the struggles faced by child brides. Her untimely death underscores the urgent need to raise awareness, prevent such tragedies, and ensure justice for victims of honor-based violence.
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