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Shafilea Ahmed's sister's told a court her death had haunted her and she talked to police because she felt she was being forced down the same path with an arranged marriage.
Alesha Ahmed says she got three men to stage a robbery at the family home in Warrington in 2010 when her parents wouldn't give her money for University. She said she
She was arrested after the robbery and has pleaded guilty. Soon after she gave a statement to police saying her mother and father murdered Shafilea by suffocating her in 2003.
Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed deny murder. When questioned about why she has made the claim after all these years she siad:
Giving evidence Alesha Ahmed says she was presented with suitors for arranged marriage.
Asked why she got three men to rob her family home Alesha Ahmed says
Our Correspondent Ann O'Connor is in the Crown Court at Chester listening to evidence she has sent these updates:
Giving evidence Alesha Ahmed says relationship with parents was strained but not as extreme as their treatment of her sister Shafilea.
The court has also heard that the Ahmed family never discussed what happened to Shafilea. On why she told police her story in 2010 Alesha Ahmed says:
The sister of Shafelia Ahmed is due to continue her testimony against their parents in the next hour.Alesha Ahmed told Chester Crown Court yesterday that her father and mother Iftikhar and Farzana suffocated her 17 year old sister, forcing a plastic bag into her throat.
Today she's expected to explain why she decided to make her allegations 7 years after Shafelia died and days after Alesha was involved in a robbery at the family home.The Ahmeds deny murdering their daughter in September 2003.
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The case against Shafilea Ahmed's parents who deny murdering her continues.