Femicide in Sarooq county: A Man Murders Three Family Members, Including His Pregnant Wife

Marziyeh Jirai
Age: 35
Shot to death: 22 December 2023
Residence: Sarooq county, Markazi
Origin: Iran
Children: -
Perpetrator: Husband Ali Khan (50)
Excuse: family dispute

A 50-year-old man, identified as Ali Khan, in the Sarooq county of Markazi Province, shot and killed his pregnant wife, as well as her brother and mother, using a firearm, due to what has been termed as "family dispute," on Friday, 22 December 2023. The alleged perpetrator, a resident of Sarooq county, aimed his firearm at his wife, 35-year-old Marziyeh Jirai, and shot her, along with her mother, 58-year-old Masoumeh Yesavoli, and her brother, 29-year-old Esmaeil Jirai, directly. The mother and brother of his wife lost their lives on the spot, and his pregnant wife also lost her life after being transferred to the hospital.

Marziyeh Jirai had been severely beaten by her husband several times recently. A while ago, she returned to her parents' home and had requested a divorce.



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