Security officials in Iran are accused of throwing a young university student to her death from a fourth-floor window during a raid on her family home.
Tragic Bahar Khorshidi died after allegedly being thrown from the window of her family home in Robat Karim, Tehran Province, in September.
During her descent, witnesses claimed she hit a tree before landing on the ground with a thud.
She was taken to hospital, where she died hours later from internal bleeding.
She was later buried in Golestan District, Tehran Province, under the watchful eye of security officials.
Security police then allegedly threatened her family to keep quiet after the alleged killing.
They were put under so much pressure that they ended up moving to a city in Mazandaran Province, independent media reported.
Bahar, 22, had graduated in English from the Islamic Azad University in Eslamshahr, Tehran Province.
She was working as a translator, language teacher, and painter, and was also studying for a master’s degree at the time of her death.
Days before the alleged killing, it is believed she and her younger sister Rihaneh were spied on by security cops as they went to daub slogans and put up posters outside their home.
The raid on the family property also saw Rihaneh and the siblings’ mother arrested before their release from custody hours later.
Bahar is also survived by her father.
Protests broke out in Iran on 16th September after morality police fatally beat 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini for wearing her hijab “improperly”.
At least 481 protesters have been killed, while at least 109 are facing execution or death-penalty charges or sentences, according to the non-profit Iran Human Rights.