Police charge brother in murder of his teenaged sister, hint others involved

Aqsa Parvez
By Natalie Alcoba
Peel police have charged Aqsa Parvez’s brother with her first-degree murder, and say others may be arrested in a killing that drew international attention for an apparent clash of Muslim and Western cultures.

“It is certainly my belief others do have certain knowledge and may have some involvement,” said Inspector Norm English, who heads up Peel Regional Police’s homicide and missing person bureau. “Certainly, they may be a victim of circumstance or the situation they are in.”

Ms. Parvez, 16, was strangled to death in her Mississauga home on Dec. 10, after allegedly sparring with her family over her refusal to wear a hijab and other traditional garb. Her father, Muhammad Parvez, was quickly charged with murder.

This week, 27-year-old Waqas Parvez was taken into custody and also charged with first-degree murder, which suggests the killing was premeditated. Mr. Parvez picked up his sister at a bus stop the morning she was killed and drove her home to get a change of clothes. He had previously been charged with obstructing police for allegedly misleading investigators. Read more …

Source: National Post


One Response to Another Honor Killing takes place-Shariah 101

  1. ERS says:

    I am glad the Canadian authorities are not letting up on the people they believe are involved in Aqsa’s murder.

    Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
    “Reclaiming Honor in Jordan”

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