Saturday, March 20, 2010
A man has been charged with the murder of a 20-year-old victim of a so-called honor killing in England
Banaz Mahmod disappeared from her south London home in January 2006. Her body was found in a suitcase in Handsworth, Birmingham, three months later. Three men, including her father and uncle, were found guilty of her murder. Police have now charged Omar Hussain, 30, of Messenger Road in Smethwick, Birmingham, with murder. He is also charged with the attempted kidnap of Miss Mahmod's boyfriend, Rahmat Suleimani, and attempting to pervert the course of justice. The victim's father Mahmod Mahmod, and her uncle Ari Mahmod, were jailed for life following a trial at the Old Bailey in 2007. A third man, Mohammed Hama, was also jailed for carrying out the killing.