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Iranian-London Based Film Director Murdered By Family For Not Getting Married

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An Iranian-London Based Movie director, Babak Khorranmdin was reportedly killed by his family members in an honour killing row for not getting married.

According to Iranwire, 47-year-old Babak Khorramdin who was formerly based in London was murdered after he came from London to fully stay in his hometown. His was sedated and cut into pieces, and his body parts were discovered in bins and a suitcase on Sunday, May 16.

An arrest was made which led to his parents confessing that they killed their son, Babak Khorramdin. They were arrested in Ekbatan, West Tehran.

His father confessed that he stabbed him to death after disputes both of them had.

“Because of the disputes we had, I sedated him this morning (Sunday) by giving him anaesthetics, then stabbed him to death. Then I dismembered his body and threw it in the nearest trash can on the street with my wife.”; he said.

Tehran’s Police Station found evidence of the murder whilst searching the family home, it was reported.

Since the news broke, tributes from friends who knew Mr Khorramdin through his work and studies in UK cinema have been pouring in.

He moved to London a year after graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran in 2009 with a master’s degree in cinema.

He studied film in the capital and had returned to Iran to teach the subject to his country folk when he was killed.

According to Iran International TV, the honour killing “has shocked the country”.

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