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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Monday 26 Ordibehesht 1356 [16 May 1977]

[Issue No:] 15311


Masked Invaders Kill Brother and Sister with Knives

Gorgan – Ettelaat reporter:

In a night attack by unknown assailants at a house in Fazelabad, Gorgan, two people were injured and [one ultimately] died. At 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning, a number of assailants, with their heads and faces covered, attacked the house of a resident in Fazelabad, Gorgan, at the top of Golestan Lane, 35 kilometers from Gorgan. The attackers severely injured the two residents of the house, namely Rouhollah Teimouri, 35, farmer, and [his] sister, Parvin Teimouri, 29.  [The victims] suffered multiple stabs in the head, face, and chest, and [the attackers] fled after breaking and damaging household items.

The injured were transferred to Gorgan’s Pahlavi Hospital; however, Rouhollah passed away due to severity of injuries and Parvin remains in critical condition. The incident is being investigated by the police.