Young woman burned alive because of ‘honor’ in Rasht

Matin Shabanian
Age: Young
Burned alive: November 2, 2023
Residence: Beshman, Rasht, Gilan
Origin: Iran
Children: -
Perpetrator: Husband Pouria Nikbein
Excuse: ‘Honor’

A young man named Pouria Nikbin, citing "honor motives," has murdered his wife, Matin Shabanian Beshmandoust, by setting her on fire. On Thursday, November 2, 2023, Matin Shabanian, a resident of Beshman village near the city of Anzali in Gilan province, succumbed to severe burns in the hospital. The young woman, who worked as a beautician, had been set on fire by her husband twenty days prior to her death on Saturday, October 14 of the same year.

Pouria Nikbein, also a resident of Rasht, lost his life on the same day due to the injuries sustained during the murder.



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