Shahab Ahmed, 33, has been charged with the murder of his wife Khondkar Faihi Elahi, 29 at their Parramatta home on the 19th of February 2017.
Khondkhar was found with multiple stab wounds by police and taken to hospital but died of her injuries.
The accused’s lawyer has suggested the victim’s (alleged) behavior lead to the incident in language erasing perpetrator responsibility and blaming the victim.
The Magistrate hearing his bail application, Gary Still, described the account the Shahab Ahmed gave police as chilling and denied his bail application. “He referred to court documents stating Ahmed had made multiple threats to Ms Elahi at their unit before her death and that he stabbed her repeatedly with a knife “including in the back”.”
Our deepest condolences go to Khondkar Elahi’s family and friends.
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At the end of 2016, approximately 92% of the perpetrators charged with the murder, manslaughter or otherwise in relation to the death of women in Australia in 2016 were male. Where perpetrators were identified, 94% of women were killed by male perpetrators (91%) or male and female perpetrators. Only 6% of women’s deaths were caused by women acting alone.
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