Shafilea Ahmed's teacher saw injuries which the teenager claimed were caused in a "beating" from her parents, a court heard today. The teenager's parents are accused of murdering Shafilea at home in Cheshire in September 2003.
Joanne Code said Shafilea also ran away from home and said would not go back because "they are going to marry me off in Pakistan".
Mrs Code told the jury at Chester Crown Court: "I was concerned that if she said too much it might make life difficult for her. It was a very direct question I needed to ask her, I asked whether or not I needed to be worried about her welfare - which she replied 'Yes'."
The teacher informed her father Iftikhar Ahmed that Shafilea needed to sign papers if they wanted her to leave her studies. The next day, Mrs Code said that Shafilea came in with a "bruise to her neck and a cut on her lip", claiming that her mother and father had "taken turns in beating her".
The sister of Shafilea Ahmed said the events surrounding the teenager's death had "haunted" her for seven years.
The sister of Shafilea Ahmed broke down in tears as she described the moment she witnessed her parents allegedly murdering her sister.
On the second day of the trial into the death of Shafilea Ahmed, her sister Alesha has described her abusive relationship with her parents