While these were two separate incidents, both of the unfortunate deaths were linked to torrid illicit affairs that were fiercely opposed by the rest of the family members in India
's Uttar Pradesh.
Mustafa, a 35-year-old married man from Bajot Village, was brutally assaulted and shot by his lover's kin in Meerut. Local residents claimed that Mustafa had an extramarital affair with a woman from the accused, Sartaj's family, despite several warnings.
had to use force to keep things under control because family members were unyielding and staged a protest for several hours to prevent the body
from being taken for a post-mortem.
Manish, a resident of Pooja Colony in Tronica City, was allegedly carrying out a full-fledged sexual relationship with a married mother of four, according to United News
Despite the woman's family's warnings to keep his distance, Manish ignored them. Things eventually went wrong when the woman's family caught him in the act with the woman and violently struck him until he died early last week, according to police reports. His murderers are still on the run.
In order to find the perpetrators of the crimes, detailed investigations have been launched.
In a similar case from Iran
, a 47-year-old Iranian filmmaker living in London
was assassinated by his parents on Sunday after a feud with his parents went sour.
Babak Khorramdin was reportedly sedated and chopped into pieces for refusing to marry despite constant cajoling, according to the Daily Star. Khorramdin's father later came forward and confessed to the crime.
They were eventually apprehended by law enforcement officials in Ekbatan, west Tehran, after cops from Tehran's Police Station 35 conducted an investigation into the family's home.
Khorramdin, an openly gay man, had returned to his hometown due to the pandemic
and had been living with his family ever since; it is believed that Khorramdin was returning to Iran to teach filmmaking to his countrymen when he was killed.
"That is not to mention the case of Romina Ashfrafi, a 14-year-old girl who was beheaded by her father in an honor killing last year; despite a child protection law being passed in Iran in 2020, honor killings and domestic violence
continue more broadly, and this is an area the international community needs to address with Iran," Brodsky stated in a Daily Mail