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[Newspaper:] Iran Times

[Date:] Bahman 1359 [January/February 1981]


A 57-year-old Woman Was Beheaded in Tehran

Paper Towels Were Inserted Into Her Throat to Prevent Bleeding.

Tehran - Iran Times News Service:

According to Iranian newspapers, an unidentified individual or group beheaded a 57-year-old woman at her private home on Forsat Street. They fled after putting paper towels in her throat to prevent blood from flowing.

The body of this woman, whose last name was announced as “Yarshatir”, was found in her private home ten days after the murder. Her brother, worried about his sister’s long absence, went to her house to find out about her and discovered the crime.

No information was obtained about the killer or killers and the cause of this heinous murder. The police officers who went to the crime scene with the investigator of Branch 4 of the Prosecutor’s Office said that the woman’s body was on her bed and paper towels had been inserted into her throat.