The father was recently charged with first-degree murder. Now it looks as if this killing was a family affair, as are many honor killings.
“Police charge brother in murder of his teenaged sister, hint others involved,” by Suzanne Steel in the National Post, June 27 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A 27-year-old man originally charged with obstructing justice in the murder of his teenaged sister, has now been charged with first degree murder.
Peel Regional Police said Friday that Waqas Parvez is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice today to face the new charges
The murder of Aqsa Parvez, 16, gained international attention after high school classmates claimed that the girl had clashed with her devout Muslim family about her refusal to wear traditional clothes. The strained relations drove Aqsa out of her home and to another Muslim family, who described her as a “typical” teenager who yearned for acceptance while straddling the Muslim and Western cultures. They disputed the claim that the friction was over a hijab, and said the girl was repairing her relationship with her family in the days leading up to her death.
On the morning of Dec. 10, 2007, her brother picked her up at a bus stop and took her home, where police say she was strangled to death before 8 a.m. Police say a man called 911 and said he had killed his daughter.
Muhammad Parvez, 57, was arrested that day and later charged with second-degree murder. The charge was later upgraded to first degree, which suggests premeditation and planning….