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Charity calls for investigation into Shafilea case
5:30pm Sunday 3rd March 2013 in News
A charity founded to help victims of “honour crime” has called for a serious case review into the murder of Bradford-born Shafilea Ahmed.
The 17-year-old was suffocated with a plastic bag by her parents Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed at their home in Warrington, Cheshire.
Both parents were jailed for life for killing their westernised daughter, who they thought had shamed their family.
Now Karma Nirvana, a charity dedicated to combating honour crime, has repeated its call for an examination of how clues may have been missed in the months leading up to Shafilea’s death.
Karma Nirvana has asked Warrington Local Safeguarding Children Board to investigate.
Shafilea went missing on September 11, 2003, and was reported missing by a teacher a week later.
Following a trial at Chester Crown Court, Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed were jailed for life for her murder in August last year.
Mr Justice Roderick Evans ordered them both to serve a minimum of 25 years imprisonment.